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Section 3: Understanding Indigenous Worldview Values to Better Support Indigenous Students
Fig 3.1: Red River Cart at RE-built fort at Fort Qu’Appelle Saskatchewan.
Inspired by the annual gathering of ocean-going canoes through Tribal Journeys, ‘Pulling Together’ created by Kwakwaka’wakw artist, Lou-ann Neel, is intended to represent the connections each of us has to our respective Nations and to one another as we Pull Together. Working toward our common visions, we move forward in sync, so we can continue to build and manifest strong, healthy communities with foundations rooted in our ancient ways.
Thank you to all of the writers and contributors to the guides. We asked writers to share a phrase from their Indigenous languages on paddling or pulling together…
‘alhgoh ts’ut’o ~ Wicēhtowin ~ kən limt p cyʕap ~ si’sixwanuxw ~ ƛihšƛ ~ Alh ka net tsa doh ~ snuhwulh ~ Hilzaqz as q̓íǧuála q̓úsa m̓ánáǧuala wíw̓úyalax̌sṃ ~ k’idéin át has jeewli.àat ~ Na’tsa’maht ~ S’yat kii ga goot’deem ~ Yequx deni nanadin ~ Mamook isick
Thank you to the Indigenization Project Steering Committee, project advisors and BCcampus staff who offered their precious time and energy to guide this project. Your expertise, gifts, and generosity were deeply appreciated.
Project Steering Committee
Verna Billy-Minnabarriet, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology Jo Chrona, First Nations Education Steering Committee Marlene Erickson, College of New Caledonia, BC Aboriginal Post-Secondary Coordinators Jan Hare, University of British Columbia Colleen Hodgson, Métis Nation British Columbia Deborah Hull, Project co-chair, Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Janice Simcoe, Project co-chair, Camosun College, I-LEAD Kory Wilson, BC Institute of Technology
Dianne Biin, Project Manager and Content Developer Michelle Glubke, Senior Manager Lucas Wright, Open Education Advisor