Statement of Purpose

Indigenous Voices is a staff and faculty development initiative that aims to create a shared space for dialogue, learning, and collaborative action to catalyze individual and systemic change at the University of Saskatchewan. 

This program is designed to meet the learning needs of a range of participants, with various levels of knowledge and experience in Aboriginal education. Programming will engage, enlighten, and support faculty and staff to explore four layers of themed knowledge:

  • Aboriginal peoples in Saskatchewan: including languages, cultures, histories, and relationships with governments;
  • The Indigenous renaissance of reclaiming and restoring Indigenous knowledges, languages, cultures, and governance;
  • Aboriginal learners and the role of professional identities in creating in a postcolonial Canada; and
  • Decolonizing pedagogies and the inclusion of Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing in curricula and assessment.