CTLT Indigenous Initiatives May Newsletter
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In this newsletter:

1. Upcoming CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Programming:  
     a. Centring Indigenous Perspectives in Online Spaces: May 7th from 2:30-3:30pm
     b. The Land You Live On: Native-Land Digital: May 11th from 9-10am  
2. CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-ins:
     a. May 14th from 11am-12pm 
     b. May 26th from 10-11am 
     c. June 11th from 11am-12pm 
     d. June 23rd from 10-11am 
3. Across Our Desks: news and articles related to Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning




1. Upcoming CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Programming

a. Centring Indigenous Perspectives in Online Spaces: May 7th from 2:30-3:30pm

Please join us in learning about how online spaces can host conversations around decolonizing and Indigenous-centred practices. CTLT Indigenous Initiatives resources will be presented and a discussion initialted around ways that these resources can be brought into your classroom.

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CTLT Indigenous Initiatives is excited to host Christine McRae, Executive Director of the web-based resource, Native-Land (www.native-land.ca) Native-Land brings about discussions of colonization, land rights, language, and Indigenous history tied to our personal histories. In this session we will learn about ways that Native-Land Digital encourages education and engagement on topics of Indigenous land—particularly, where you are located. Please join us to learn more about ways that you can discuss the rich and diverse cultures that have evolved from the land where you teach and live. We look forward to meeting you!

2. CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Virtual Coffee Drop-ins

The virtual coffee hour drop-ins are intended to be informal, with the goal to keep us connected. We know that right now what some of us need is just to keep connected, so feel free to drop by these informal sessions for a chat! 
     a. May 14th from 11am-12pm: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/98863896517
     b. May 26th from 10-11am: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/96284542605
     c. June 11th from 11am-12pm: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/99571642943
     d. June 23rd from 10-11am: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/98992146474

3. Across Our Desks: news and articles related to Indigenous engagement in teaching and learning

a. Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Teaching and Learning: An introductory course in five modules

This course was created for instructors in all disciplines who are interested in developing their capacity to create more inclusive classrooms and learning environments, but are not sure of where to start. The content is also relevant for anyone who is involved in teaching and learning in higher education, including Teaching Assistants, educational developers, or staff who support instructors.

View the resource.

b. The Power of a Name

Although most of us are not on campus right now, this is a great resource to learn about Musqueam's presence at the UBC Point Grey Campus.

“The Power of a Name” is a film series that examines the contested history of naming practices at UBC’s first year student residence, Totem Park, and features stories of relationships between UBC and Indigenous communities. It encourages members of the university community to think critically about their relationships to the unceded lands of the Musqueam people on which we are privileged to study, work, and live.

View the resource.

c. Musqueam's Teaching Kit and Teacher's Resources

This resource includes knowledge about Musqueam history, culture, the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language, stories, profiles of Musqueam people, videos, and other educational materials.

View this resource.

d. An Indigenous future and present of work

As we explore conversations relating to decolonizing practices, this article written by Justin Wiebe, "An Indigenous future and present of work" highlights the need for fairness and inclusivity within the workplace during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

"If we want an inclusive and fair future (of work), it must also be an Indigenous one. A future that makes space for Indigenous knowledge and worldview, languages, and connection to lands and waters." - Justin Wiebe

View this resource.
Stay well and safe, 
CTLT Indigenous Initiatives 
Indigenous Initiatives at Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
The University of British Columbia, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Traditional Territory
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre 217 – 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, CA V6T1Z1
Visit our website at http://indigenousinitiatives.ctlt.ubc.ca/