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DEVS 221: Topics in Aboriginal Studies

Suggested Keywords

There are many ways to describe the concepts around decolonization.  When you are searching for books, e-books, scholarly journal articles and other information you may want to think about using and combining the following terms.   This is not an exhaustive list, as you read further and develop your knowledge of the issues around education and decolonization other terms may emerge.   The following terms adapted from work originally done by Cory Laverty and Ian Fanning.


Indigenous, native, Aboriginal, First Nations, Indian, Inuit, Metis, Cree


traditional knowledge, culture and beliefs, experience, social customs and traditions, recorded and oral history, globalization, colonial, settler


pedagogy, strategies, learning, environments, authentic tasks, native languages, indigenous languages, ways of knowing

Oral narrative

oral, memoir, diary, primary, narrative, story and storytelling, story work