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‘The ‘Indigenization’ and ‘Racialization’ of Canadian Universities’


“In Canada, in particular, one of the things I think about is many Canadians identify as immigrants … There are many stories of survival, hardship, struggle that go with that. Turning all those people, all of a sudden, into ‘settlers’ who’ve displaced ‘indigenous’ peoples is tricky and quite often leads to acrimony.” {!}  –Jill Scott, Queen’s University professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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“There’s a new {racial} buzzword rolling off the tongues of Canada’s university administrators: ‘indigenization’. 

“Campuses are looking for new ways to welcome aboriginal students, recruit aboriginal faculty members and embed ‘indigenous’ content in the curriculum. Some schools are even requiring all students — no matter what their specialization — to take at least one ‘indigenous’ studies course before they graduate.

“…Some academics are urging schools to proceed cautiously: Don’t lose sight of the whole Canadian story. Continue reading ‘The ‘Indigenization’ and ‘Racialization’ of Canadian Universities’