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Land Acknowledgements

note: this message and the associated resources were published in SLC News on Aug 26, 2021

"Thank you to the Indigenous Services team for sharing their wisdom and the Student Affairs team for their contribution to this content.

St. Lawrence College is underway in our journey of reconciliation, and we continue to learn as we honour our commitment to respecting Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being in our communities and on our campuses. Inspired by the calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Report, a Land Acknowledgement is one important way we can recognize and respect the original peoples who lived in the region where SLC campuses are now found.

St. Lawrence College's Land Acknowledgement differs, depending which campus the person delivering the acknowledgement is located on. To know which land acknowledgement to use and when, as well as help with pronunciation, refer to the following resources:"

Library Portal: Indigenous Teaching Resources

The Learning Portal has a series of teaching resources that were curated by the Confederation College the library and Indigenous Learning Outcomes (ILO) team. These resources are designed to help faculty elevate Indigenous voices in their courses by sharing specific teaching resources, databases , and knowledge on Indigenous culture. Including these resources in your courses will help ensure students are receiving a more holistic perspective that is aligned to the TRC calls to action and IEP.

Also, faculty should connect with the SLC Library if they need support finding course appropriate materials from Indigenous authors/collaborators.

Teaching Spotlight

Jim Elyot, Professor, General Arts & Science - Kingston

"In Film Studies, we give students the opportunity to learn how movies are made, who makes them, and most importantly, the many ways to interpret the messages being sent in movies. Teams learn together on unique projects like Who Tells it Best, where we all get to see our country from a perspective rarely shown - Canada’s First Peoples.

Learning about our nation’s culture can be exciting. It can be a little uncomfortable too. The important thing in my class is that we to it all together. The Film Studies teams help me learn something new every week! In our class, we do not do Group Work. We share interesting, fun, and effective Group Experiences."

Indigenous Peoples Atlas

This is an educators guide for use of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas. The atlas set is available on all three campus libraries and for free online access.

Indigenous Services at SLC also provides workshops on a variety of topics. The workshop recording below provides additional SLC context to our unique geography and historical connections to the land.

Guest Speaker: Lindsay Brant

The SCTL invited Lindsay Brant (Educational Developer, Indigenous Curriculum and Ways of Knowing) from Queen's University to lead a discussion on Indigenous Pedagogy during the Winter 2020 Professional Learning Week. This session was streamed across the three campuses and included the following handouts which were designed to promote self-reflective practice in adopting the principles of Indigenous pedagogy in one's teaching practice.

Lindsay also teaches part-time at SLC but you can learn more about her work on the Queen's CTL website.

Indigenous Learning Guides

"These guides are the result of a collaboration between BCcampus and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. The project was led by a steering committee of Indigenous education leaders from BC universities, colleges, and institutes, the First Nations Education Steering Committee, the Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association, and Métis Nation BC. We thank them for their guidance, support, and generosity. The content in these guides is authored by teams of Indigenous and ally writers from across BC." - BCcampus website

While these guides showcase a great collaboration of Indigenous voices in BC, it's important to recognize that this is only one lens in the larger efforts in promoting Indigenous narratives. The SCTL will continue to explore more resources with the larger community and welcome suggestions to include on the website.