Working together, developing relationships.
Red Deer Polytechnic acknowledges that we learn and work on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands, the gathering place of many Indigenous Peoples. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.
We believe relationships are foundational to support Indigenous ways of knowing.
We recognize and support the:
- Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action
- U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Indigenous Education Protocol, created by Colleges and Institutes Canada.
Red Deer Polytechnic's Reconcili-Action Plan
We acknowledge the educational role we have in building common ground between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples.
We believe that the education system must be transformed to reject the racism embedded in colonial systems of education and treat Indigenous and Euro-Canadian knowledge systems with equal respect.
We advocate reconciliation through the integration of First Nations, Inuit and Métis voices, perspectives and experiences.
Faculty and staff, consider enrolling in the Indigenization: Foundations and Context course which examines:
- the history and impact of Treaties
- the Indian Act
- Canada’s residential schools
- and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Explore the Calls to Action from the Truth & Reconciliation Report and how they influence post-secondary institutions.
Seminars take place in person and are complemented by readings, resources and assignments in Blackboard. Successful completion of this course may grant prior learning assessment & recognition (PLAR) for Module 4 of the Excellence in Teaching and Learning Career Development Certificate.
Course Offering Winter 2024
- Seminar 1: Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 3-5 pm
- Seminar 2: Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 3-5 pm
When you are registered, you will receive information about the room location and how to access course content in Blackboard.