Acknowledgments & A Braided Approach
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather is Treaty 6 Territory and a traditional meeting place and home of many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Métis, Dene and Nakota Sioux. We respect the diverse histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities who continue to enrich this land, on which we live together.
It is the collective duty of Canada’s education system to learn about Indigenous historical and cultural topics, ensuring that our educators nurture and foster forward-thinking, positive educational practices, and acknowledging and developing an understanding of the contributions of Canada’s Indigenous peoples (past, present, and future)- thereby forging change and a path towards reconciliation.
The Faculty of Education at Concordia University of Edmonton works in consultation and collaboration with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and community leaders to support the development of a “Braided Approach” to Indigenous People’s Historical and Cultural Topics.