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Faculty reading circle on decolonizing and Indigenizing the academy

Towards a decolonial Indigenizing of higher education

Date & time
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Registration is closed

Other dates

Wednesday, December 6, 2023


Carole Brazeau, Advisor, Indigenous Curriculum and Pedagogy


This event is free


Henry F. Hall Building
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Room H629

Wheel chair accessible


During this reading circle we will discuss Adam Gaudry and Danielle Lorenz’s article: “Indigenization as Inclusion, Reconciliation, and Decolonization: Navigating the Different Visions for Indigenizing the Canadian Academy.” (2018) Summary: “Following the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (TRC’s) Calls to Action, Canadian universities and colleges have felt pressured to indigenize their institutions. What “indigenization” has looked like, however, has varied significantly. Based on the input from an anonymous online survey of 25 Indigenous academics and their allies, we assert that indigenization is a three-part spectrum. On one end is Indigenous inclusion, in the middle reconciliation indigenization, and on the other end decolonial indigenization. We conclude that despite using reconciliatory language, post-secondary institutions in Canada focus predominantly on Indigenous inclusion. We offer two suggestions of policy and praxis—treaty-based decolonial indigenization and resurgence-based decolonial indigenization—to demonstrate a way toward more just Canadian academy.”

Recommended Article: prior to October 25th, please read the article provided in the following link:

Format: Discussion
Participants: Max 22 – Concordia faculty

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