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ICRG -Territorial Acknowledgement and Situating Self

Part 1 of Capilano University's Indigenous Curriculum Resource Guide


Nú, chexw men wa ha7lh?, K’alhwá 7alap, ʔiy te kwayel, ’Uy’ skweyul, Hello.

Thank you for visiting Capilano University's Indigenous Curriculum Resource Guides. These guides are imperfect — a work in progress that will include contributions from many voices. Efforts have been made to focus first on resources from members of local Indigenous communities, including people in Capilano University's learning community. At this stage, this is an online collection with links to digital content, or to print items physically located in the Capilano University Library. As a living document, this content will continue to change over time.



The Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action include specific actions related to post-secondary education including: 

In response to the above, and in alignment with goals and values outlined in Capilano University's Envisioning 2030 and Illuminating 2030 plans, Capilano University librarians have created this guide to support instructors seeking to meaningfully integrate Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing and learning into their curricula and teaching practices.


Reflections and Feedback

These guides are not intended to be prescriptive or definitive resources, nor do they represent a linear progression of content. In keeping with Indigenous protocol, it is recommended to begin with Territorial Acknowledgements and Situating Self. Truth First also provides important context before visiting guides about Indigenizing Curriculum, Indigenizing Pedagogy, or engaging in Respectful Research. We hope these resources support your learning journey, and we encourage you to augment this guide with more Indigenous voices from your area.

Some guides will include reflection questions. We also invite your feedback. Please share your comments respectfully. We are all still learning.

"Learning involves patience and time" (First Peoples Principles of Learning, FNESC).