Indigenizing curriculum is in its infancy stage, and Langara College has just begun to explore how to develop and nurture this process. Creating a conversation around this topic is a step in the right direction. This is unknown territory and fears of being disrespectful are great. It is my desire to share with you my personal experience and the experiences had by my fellow Indigenous peers when encountering learning opportunities on this subject. I will also share with you the steps that Langara has taken so far to support the Indigenization of the institution and how they have affected those involved.
Jimmy Aitken is the Indigenous Student Engagement Officer at Langara College with over 20 years of administrative experience in both corporate and not for profit environment