Information and Resources

Indigenous Histories and Reconciliation Course

The Indigenous Histories and Reconciliation Course consists of 7 modules which follow the traditional 7 Grandfather Teachings of Love, Respect, Honesty, Humility, Bravery, Truth, or Wisdom. This self-directed course allows participants to complete modules at their own pace. Upon completion of a module, the participant will receive a badge, and upon completion of the course a certificate of completion is generated.

This course is available to students and employees on DC Connect through the self-registration tab. Once registered this course will appear under the ‘Manually Managed Term tab’. 

Indigenous Learning Circles

To enhance the learning from the Indigenous Histories and Reconciliation Modules the Indigenous Learning Circle provides a safe supportive opportunity for learners to come together and discuss best practices, create a community of practice around Indigenization, and to provide further discussion on questions that may arise from completing the learning modules. Bi-weekly Indigenous Learning Circles are open to both students and employees. To register:

STUDENTS

EMPLOYEES

  • From ICE, select ONBOARDING/PD
  • Select Emp. Development
  • Under ‘Upcoming PD and Wellness Offerings’ select ‘training registration calendar’
  • Select the event you would like to register for from the event calendar

Anishinaabe Family Language Program

The Anishinaabe Family Language Program, facilitated by Sarah MacLeod Beaver, provides an opportunity for students, employees, community members and their families to learn the original language of this territory, Anishinaabemowin.  Family Language Program runs Monday evenings to register contact Amanda.Banning@durhamcollege.ca.

Library Resources

The Campus Library holds a number of resources available to the DC Community to learn about Indigenous culture and ways of knowing.

Naanaagide'endamowin (Naa/naa/gi/de/"en/da/mo/win) - The Art of Thinking

On September 30, 2021, Durham College announced the commitment to transforming the outdoor gathering space located next to the Centre for Collaborative Education into an Indigenous learning space. This space was gifted an Anishinaabemowin name, Naanaagide’endamowin (The Art of Thinking), by Elder, Dr. Shirley Williams.

To mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a Weeping Willow Tree was planted in commemoration of the Indigenous children who did not make it home from Indian Residential, Day and Industrial Schools as space for our community to consider their role in reconciliation.