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Indigenization Initiative

Consultation, collaboration, action, and reflection

At 91AV, and at Eyēʔ Sqȃ'lewen - The Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections, we recognize and acknowledge the strength and resilience of Indigenous students and their communities.

Inspiring relationships

Within the college there are strong relationships between Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen: The Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections and our many allies across the institution. We work together to support the students and accomplish the work that has been done.

These relationships form the foundation of the Four Corner-Post model. Demonstrating leadership and initiative, 91AV reaches out to the local First Nations, the Métis Nation and urban Indigenization organizations. Community representatives have been guiding our work since 1991, on the Indigenous Advisory Council.

What is Indigenization?

Indigenization is the process by which Indigenous ways of knowing, being, doing and relating are incorporated into educational, organizational, cultural and social structures of the institution. FAQ about Indigenization.

The Four Corner-Post model

Indigenization is an ongoing phase of consultation, collaboration, action, and reflection that is conducted with respect to the Four Corner-Post model illustrated below. 

The Four Corner-Post Model

Camosun's response

Addressing Truth and Reconciliation: Camosun's response to the Calls to Action, Phase 1

Contact information

Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen, IECC

Indigenization Coordinator

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Ruth Lyall


Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Education Developer - Indigenization

Natasha-Faye Parrish