Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Being, & Doing

As educators, we have a responsibility to ensure the Aboriginal/Indigenous histories, perspectives, and worldviews are accurately and respectfully conveyed to all learners. We must consider how Indigenous content and perspectives are taken up in areas of the curriculum, as well as how teaching through Indigenous ways of Knowing can be done in the school setting, and perhaps most importantly support us to reflect on what assumptions or unconscious biases we may hold about the role of Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies in curriculum. The First Peoples Principles of Learning provide insight into working within Indigenous Pedagogical approaches. “The field of education has become so fully informed by the assumed correctness of colonial worldview that it has become difficult to take seriously other knowledge systems or ways of being human” (Donald, 2022). Therefore, it is our responsibility as educators to ensure we include Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing in our work. 

Learn more about Indigenous Education in BC on the BC Ministry of Education website.

UBC offers insight into Decolonizing Teaching, Indigenizing Learning including curated Curriculum Bundles and other valuable resources on the Indigenizing Learning website.

Browse the posts in Indigenous Education category to find additional resources (including our rural education videos).


Post Author, Jesse Halton


Donald, D. D. (2022, September 19). A Curriculum for Educating Differently. EdCan Network. to an external site.

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