The Brock University community is invited to participate in an online event Tuesday, Sept. 21 that will delve into the topics of Indigenization, decolonization and reconciliation in education.
Brock alumna Kelly Fran Davis (ADAC ’02, BEd ’06), Director of Indigenous Education and Enlightenment for the Canadian Congress on Inclusive Diversity and Workplace Equity, will lead the online presentation, Indigenous Education and Enlightenment in Academia, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Zoom.
She will touch on the foundational principles for Indigenization, understanding Indigenous pedagogy and why institutional decolonization is key to effective reconciliation.
Following the presentation, Davis, a Haudenosaunee woman from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory, will lead a group discussion that will allow attendees to reflect on the content, ways to move forward and how to implement the discussed pedagogical framework in academic work at Brock University.
Davis has worked in and for Indigenous communities for more than 20 years, and, more recently, has dedicated her time to implementing the Calls to Action in the 2015 final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Through her role with the Canadian Congress on Inclusive Diversity and Workplace Equity, she helps to create educational programs that can be implemented throughout the country. Her Introduction to Indigenous Education and Introduction to Indigenous Enlightenment courses examine, explore and share Indigenous ways of learning, knowing, teaching and being.
Registration for Tuesday’s event, hosted by CUPE 4207, is required and can be completed online in advance.
For more information on the event or to register, visit the CUPE 4207 website.