CTLT Indigenous Initiatives December Newsletter
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In this newsletter:

1. II Virtual Coffee with the Indigenous Strategic Plan Planning Team -- December 10 11am-12pm
2. CTLT Winter Institute‘s Indigenous Initiatives Drop-in Dates
3. CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Staff Updates: Welcome Hannah Coderre 
4. What I Learned in Class Today Renewed Project: Indigenous Student Support
5. Asynchronous Virtual Land Acknowledgement Workshop
6. Across Our Desks: News and Articles Related to Indigenous Engagement in Teaching and Learning




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On Thursday, December 10th from 11am-12pm, CTLT Indigenous Initiatives will be hosting the last Virtual Coffee of 2020 with guests from the Indigenous Strategic Plan Planning team to discuss the Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) and how to locate yourself and your work within the ISP. 

2. CTLT Winter Institute‘s Indigenous Initiatives Drop-in Dates

CTLT‘s Winter Institute is ongoing through the month of December to support inclusive online teaching in different contexts. This year‘s theme is Sustainable, Inclusive, and Thriving Communities. If you have specific questions about incorporating Indigenous perspectives or topics into your teaching, members of the Indigenous Initiatives team will be at the December 17th and December 21st Winter Institute drop-ins sessions.

December 17 Drop-in Register Here
December 21 Drop-in Register Here

3. CTLT Indigenous Initiatives Staff Updates: Welcome Hannah Coderre

CTLT Indigenous Initiatives is pleased to welcome Hannah Coderre. Hannah will be taking on a new role in our team- Educational Consultant, Curriculum and Student Development. In her role, she will work closely with a number of our partner units on campus such as the First Nation's House of Learning, Arts Indigenous Student Advising and other units supporting Indigenous students at UBC.

We asked Hannah to share a few fun facts about herself.

4. What I Learned in Class Today Renewed Project: Indigenous Student Support

The second article of our six article series surrounding the themes of Indigenous engagement and classroom climates that were discussed in the What I Learned In Class Today renewed project was published last month. This article outlines opportunities on how to better support Indigenous students in and beyond the classroom. It was written collaboratively by Keirra Webb in collaboration with Tsatia Adzich, Vicki George, Maggie Moore, Amy Perreault, and Siera Stonechild.

5. Asynchronous Virtual Land Acknowledgement Workshop

The Indigenous Initiatives team has had huge success with their workshop Sincerity, Respect, and Meaning: Virtual Land Acknowledgements at UBC, and has received multiple requests to facilitate this session for large teams across the Vancouver campus. In order to meet this demand we’re developing an asynchronous version of this training that will be launching in early 2021. 

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

a. Downtown Eastside (DTES) Research Access Portal

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b. @KtunaxaPride content curated for outreach

UBC Bachelor of Arts student Aiyana Twigg created a social media account to share and raise awareness of Ktunaxa language and culture. This article highlights her work on language revitalization efforts and how working with faculty at UBC is shaping her future work.

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c. November CTLT Edubyte-Indigenous Strategic Plan

In collaboration between CTLT Indigenous Initiatives and the Indigenous Strategic Planning team, this article highlights resources to help the teaching and learning community understand and help implement the Indigenous Strategic Plan into their pedagogy. 

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Seasons' Greetings from CTLT Indigenous Initiatives
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As Winter Term 1 winds down and we begin to look forward to the break between terms, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have...like our relationships with all of you! The Indigenous Initiatives team wishes you peace and joy this holiday season and into the new year.
A very Happy Holidays from each of us to you, 
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/