Bringing Indigenous pedagogies into the classroom

Wüléelham is a Lenape word that means “make good tracks.” Grounded in Indigenous knowledge and pedagogies, the Wüléelham courses, cohorts, and programs offered at York University engage participants in learning from Indigenous peoples’ experiences and perspectives to create a stronger and more equitable future for all.

The Wüléelham options are offered through the Faculty of Education and are developed to highlight the strengths that Indigenous knowledge brings to our communities. Indigenous studies provide a vital space for scholars to understand our history and past traditions in order to build tolerance, acceptance, and unity. The options address Indigenous needs in urban contexts and provide an in-depth understanding of colonialism in Canada and its impact on education. Through ground-breaking and transformative work, the cohorts of these programs and courses will go on to develop learning environments that empower the growth of Indigenous scholarship.

To celebrate the rich history and culture of Indigenous communities, participants will learn from Indigenous stories and schools of thought. Through this, we will prepare the future generation of teachers to address the needs of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, families, and communities.

We are proud to be ranked in the top 10 of Canada’s Best University Education Programs of 2022 by Maclean’s. York University creates programs that enable students to make impactful change in the world by giving them the tools they need to think critically and freely. Participants collaborate with scholars from diverse backgrounds on research initiatives that are devoted to social justice. We are giving future teachers and thought leaders the ability to actively be involved in the evolution of education and become catalysts for change.

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