VIU adds 15 Indigenous Teacher Training seats

January 9, 2019

The Government of British Columbia has announced funding for 15 new Indigenous teacher-training seats to be added to Vancouver Island University's Cowichan Campus. “I believe that incorporating Indigenous perspectives in teacher training is essential because it encourages future educators to think outside the traditional box of teaching,” said VIU Education student Brianna Thorne. “Indigenous knowledge offers students the opportunity to explore the world around them in terms of their relationship to everything on our planet. It teaches about respect, forgiveness, humility and reciprocity. Indigenous knowledge has so much to offer for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.” The program will be available by Fall 2019, according to the Cowichan Valley CitizenCowichan Valley Citizen (BC)