Creative literature course strengthens Indigenous voices at TRU

February 26, 2019

Thompson Rivers University will offer an Indigenous literature program through its Masters of Education program. The four-weekend intensive requires students to produce creative written responses to the course readings, which consist of texts by Indigenous authors from across Canada. Garry Gottfriedson, a member of the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc and cultural adviser and lecturer with the Faculty of Education and Social Work, will direct the course. “Other universities teach from a Western pedagogical approach. I want people to tap into a deeper consciousness and use their creativity to be able to express their perceptions,” explained Gottfriedson. “It’s going to challenge the students and offer them other insights.” TRU (BC)