Message from the Associate Dean, Indigenous Education
The Office of Indigenous Education in the Faculty of Education at UBC is committed to advancing Indigenous education priorities across the faculty, university, and within local, national, and international communities. As the Indigenous education landscape undergoes exciting policy, programmatic, and curricular shifts, our Indigenous educators, scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, and allies in the faculty are responding with exciting research, teaching, and leadership. This work extends beyond classrooms and schools to consider Indigeneity at the intersections of social, ecological, linguistic, and political justice in other places, locally and internationally.
The promotion of Indigenous knowledges and Indigenous engagement are signature strengths of UBC’s Faculty of Education and critical components of our strategic plan. As a leader in Indigenous education, all students, scholars, or community members will find opportunities within our faculty to study, collaborate, and develop expertise so as to inspire and transform places where they live, learn, and work.
Our faculty takes great pride in our relationship with the Musqueam Nation, on whose traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory the UBC-Vancouver campus is situated. With this relationship comes responsibility, which is described by Musqueam Elder Larry Grant as he shares the significance of the name given to the position of Associate Dean for Indigenous Education.
Larry Grant, Resident Elder UBC