National Indigenous Peoples Day falls on the summer solstice (June 21), which is the longest day of the year. It is a day of significance, as Indigenous Peoples and communities have honoured their cultures and histories on the summer solstice for generations.
Congratulations to Faculty of Education Professor and Associate Vice-President Indigenous initiatives Susan Dion (York University) and Jane Griffith (Ryerson University), on being awarded the prestigious 2021 F.E.L. Priestly Prize for their article “Narratives of Place and Relationship: Bev Sellar’s Memoir They Called Me Number One”. The award was presented by the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE).
Two Métis artists spoke with York University Faculty of Education Professor Susan Dion, associate vice-president Indigenous initiatives, about how their art educates and invites others to experience their culture and heritage.
The Conversation Canada - National Day for Truth & Reconciliation: Universities and schools must acknowledge how colonial education has reproduced anti-Indigenous racism
As we move towards Sept. 30, many schools and universities will be talking about observing the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. When it comes to all of our institutions — and educational institutions in particular — it’s critical to move far beyond a single day of remembrance.
York University Vice-President Equity, People and Culture Sheila Cote-Meek announces the appointment of Professor Susan P. Dion to the inaugural role of associate vice-president Indigenous initiatives, effective Sept. 1.
The Faculty's Bachelor of Education (BEd) - Waaban Indigenous Teacher Education program is featured in a new video produced by York University as a part of it's Faculty Innovation video series.
How early is too early to explain the complicated history of Canada and its treatment of Indigenous people? York University professor Susan Dion explains how Indigenous history can be taught in primary school.
The Faculty’s Wüléelham courses, cohorts and programs are featured in York’s new Right the Future campaign that shows how different societal challenges look today and imagines how they could look in the future, thanks to the work of students and researchers working in its different departments. The Wüléelham options are offered through the Faculty of Education and are developed to highlight the strengths that Indigenous knowledge brings to […]
This month’s "Meet a Grad Student" profile features Ixchel Bennett, a 2nd year student in the Indigenous Education PhD Cohort. Ixchel is interested in Indigenous teacher education programs that support communities in obtaining a Bachelor of Education degree and becoming OCT (Ontario College of Teachers) certified.