Unsettling ourselves: Conversations about colonial history and contemporary responsibility in Aboriginal education.

For generations non-Aboriginal people were taught profound untruths about Aboriginal people, their history and cultures, and the impact of colonialism and racism in Canada. Today we are in a process of unlearning the old lies, discovering the true histories, and helping our students gain a deeper understanding. But the emotional labour of teaching about the many injustices falls disproportionately on the shoulders of our Aboriginal colleagues. As non-Aboriginal teachers, how can we demonstrate solidarity with them? How can we best fulfill our responsibility to embed Aboriginal ways of knowing and being into our classrooms?

Target Audience

all participants


Friday 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Room 98

This session is full.


  • Nancy Knickerbocker
  • Jean Moir