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Resources for decolonizing & Indigenizing the curriculum


  • Battiste, M. (2016). "Visioning a Mi’kmaw Humanities" in Indigenizing The Academy. Cape Breton University Press: Sydney, Nova Scotia.
  • Battiste, M. (2013). Decolonizing Education Nourishing The Learning Spirit . Purich Publishing, UBC Press: Vancouver, BC.
  • Battiste, M. (2000). Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision. UBC Press: Vancouver, BC.
  • Cornelius, C. (1999). Iroquois Corn In a Cultural-Based Curriculum. A Framework for Respectfully Teaching about Cultures.. State University of New York Press: Albany, NY.
  • Miller, J.R. (1997). Shingwauk’s Vision. A History of Native Residential Schools. University of Toronto Press: Tornoto, On.

Articles and reports on decolonizing teaching practices, indigenous education, land based pedagogy, online learning

  • Canadian Commission for UNESCO. (2024, March 18). Toward a better world for all: Decoding, deconstructing and Decolonizing higher education in Canada and beyond.
  • Kendall, F. (2002). Understanding white privilege.
  • McLoughlin, C., & Oliver, R. (2000). Designing learning environments for cultural inclusivity: A case study of indigenous online learning at tertiary level. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology16(1).
  • Mihesuah, D. A. (2006). " Indigenizing the Academy": Keynote Talk at the Sixth Annual American Indian Studies Consortium Conference, Arizona State University, February 10-11, 2005. Wicazo Sa Review21(1), 127-138.
  • Pete, S., Schneider, B., & O’Reilly, K. (2013). Decolonizing our practice: Indigenizing our teaching. First Nations Perspectives5(1), 99-115.
  • Root, E. (2010). This Land is Our Land? This Land is Your Land: The Decolonizing Journeys of White Outdoor Environmental Educators. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education15, 103-119.
  • Simpson, L. (2002). Indigenous environmental education for cultural survival. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education (CJEE)7(1), 13-25.
  • Smith, D. R., & Ayers, D. F. (2006). Culturally responsive pedagogy and online learning: Implications for the globalized community college. Community College Journal of Research and Practice30(5-6), 401-415
  • Winslett, G. M., & Phillips, J. (2005). ICTs and Indigenous pedagogy: Techniques of resistance in chat rooms.
  • Yellow Bird, M. (2012). Neurodecolonization: Using mindfulness practices to delete the neural networks of colonialism. Waziyatawin & M. Yellow Bird (Eds.), For indigenous minds only: A decolonization handbook, 57-83.

Land-based pedagogy

Decolonizing sciences and engineering

  • Salzmann, I., White, L., Goodleaf, K. D., & Tajmel, T. (2021). Decolonizing light. A project exploring ways to decolonize physics. Physics in Canada77(1), 3–9.
  • Semken, S. (2005). Sense of place and place-based introductory geoscience teaching for American Indian and Alaska Native undergraduates. Journal of Geoscience Education53(2), 149-157.
  • Sutherland, D., & Swayze, N. (2012). Including Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies in science-based environmental education programs. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education (CJEE)17, 80-96.

Resources on Haudenosaunee Confederacy - History, worldview, creation story

Web links of Haudenosaunee Communities - Online resources

Indigenous science

Here is an excellent resource related to Indigenous science from Science Friday.

Links to podcasts, books, articles, documentaries and more

  • TVO Today. (2024, March 22). What is the Doctrine of Discovery? [video]. YouTube.
  • A detailed list of links to resources to learn more about indigenous peoples, histories and contemporary issues including podcasts, books, articles and documentaries brought together by the Myseum of Toronto website. 
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