Carleton continues efforts to indigenize the academy

August 27, 2014

Carleton University is highlighting its efforts to indigenize the university, including the establishment of the Aboriginal Education Council; the Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language and Education (CIRCLE); and the Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education (CACE). “The seeds have been planted … to make Carleton a more Aboriginal-friendly and focused campus,” said CIRCLE Co-Director Anna Hoefnagels. CIRCLE facilitates research on cultural expression indigenous to Canada, such as linguistics, music, and dancing. CIRCLE members have also participated in several digital projects that involved using online games to educate people about treaties and interactions between Indigenous peoples and early explorers. Carleton is this week hosting a 2-day pilot workshop in preparation of next year’s Summer Institute on Aboriginal Research Ethics, which will educate researchers from around the world on how to implement ethical practices when working with Aboriginal communities or on traditional lands. Carleton News (1) | Carleton News (2)