Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Resources for Indigenizing Higher Education

Definition of Indigenization

The transformation of the existing academy by including Indigenous knowledges, voices, critiques scholars, students and materials as well as the establishment of physical and epistemic spaces that facilitate the ethical stewardship of a plurality of Indigenous knowledges and practices so thoroughly as to constitute an essential element of the university. It is not limited to Indigenous people, but encompasses all students and faculty, for the benefit of our academic integrity and our social viability. 

Retrieved from University of Regina's strategic plan.



Indigenous research methodology

Indigenous research methodology: books, chapters and articles and material.

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TRU Elder Estella

Journal articles, books, and book chapters

Scholarly articles and academic research pertaining to Indigenization of higher education in Canada.

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Drumming at TRU

Post-secondary organization articles

Articles and research about Indigenization initiatives shared by Canadian educational organizations.

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Post-secondary Indigenization Initiatives


Indigenous programs, departments, centres and initiatives

Indigenous programs, departments, centres, services and initiatives at Canadian Universities.

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Post-secondary institutional plans

Post-secondary institutional strategic plans, Indigenization and Aboriginal service plans in Canada.

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Technical Reports

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Technical Reports

Technical reports from organizations and governmental agencies.

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Truth & Reconciliation Reports

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation: List of Reports

Technical Report List on this site

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

United Nations. (2008). United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Retrieved from