INST 301: Indigenous Education (Revision C2) Report a Broken Link

The purpose of INST 301: Indigenous Education is to present a broad survey of the diverse forms of Indigenous education, highlighting the perspectives of Indigenous peoples and examining the development of new social policy. The course relies on readings written by Indigenous scholars, activists, Indigenous knowledge holders, and community leaders to broaden students’ understandings of Indigenous Education.

Required Readings


Unit 1


Introduction to Indigenous Education

Home Page: Library and Archives Canada

Home Page: Library and Archives Canada

Unit 2


Indigenous Philosophy and Systems of Knowledge(s)

Unit 3


Blondin, G. (2006). Trail of the Spirit: The mysteries of medicine power revealed (pp. 7-28). Edmonton: NeWest Press. Reproduced with permission.

Unit 4


Unit 4 Indigenous Approaches to Storytelling

Home page: University of Idaho

Campbell, C., Boucher, A., Evans, M., Faichney, E., LaCorde, H., & Powder, Z. (2005). Mihkwakamiwi sipisis: Stories and pictures from Métis Elders in Fort McKay. Edmonton: Canadian Circumpolar Institute.

Home page: University of Alberta Press

Unit 5


Teaching, Learning and Sharing Indigenous Knowledge(s)

Unit 6


Aboriginal Students and Residential Schools
Home page: Aboriginal Healing Foundation

Home page: PoemHunter.com

Home page: Aboriginal Healing Foundation

Unit 7


Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous Education

Home page: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Unit 8


Developing Curriculum and Policy for Aboriginal Learners

Home page:  Library and Archives Canada

Home page:  Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education

Home page: Government of Alberta: Education

Unit 9


Collective Memory, Indigenous Knowledge, and Change

Home page: Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures. University of Winnipeg

Home page: Canadian Council on Learning: Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre

Alternative link from AFN site

Unit 10


Lifelong Learning, Social Policy and Indigenous Education

Home page: Institute for Research on Public Policy

Home page: Trent University

Home page: First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program. University of British Columbia