by Maryanne Firth, Courtesy of Brock University

Marie Battiste, of the University of Saskatchewan, speaks about ‘Indigenizing the Academy’ during a presentation at Brock’s Pond Inlet on Monday, April 24.

Challenges and opportunities Brock may encounter as the University works to expand and improve supports for its indigenous community were highlighted during a recent presentation at Pond Inlet.

Professor Marie Battiste, of the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Saskatchewan, took to the podium on Monday, April 24 to share her thoughts on the notion of ‘Indigenizing the Academy’ — a concept that urges universities to undergo a process of institutional decolonization, working to weave indigenous people, cultures and knowledge into the fabric of their campuses.

Battiste, a respected indigenous scholar and author, was asked to provide guidance as Brock works to implement recommendations within the Indigenous Education Advisory Committee Report, accepted by S ...

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