Module 3 – Instructor Training

This section provides faculty training to teach Module 3 from the Decolonization curriculum.  This training video will walk you through and explain the core concepts that are covered in the lesson plan, as well as some additional information and tips for implementing Module 3 into the classroom. Further resources that you may find useful as you prepare to implement this module into your classroom can be found in Additional Resources.


Additional Resources

Local vs Global Design: Currie, S. (2018, July 2). Global and local design. What’s the difference? i3digital. Retrieved from’s-the-difference

Friesen, M.R. & Herrmann, R. (2018, December 12). Indigenous Knowledge, Perspectives, and Design Principles in the Engineering Curriculum. Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA) Conference, June 3-6, 2018. DOI:

Code of Ethics: Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia. (n.d.). Code of Ethics. Retrieved from

Treaty Information and Crown Consultation Process: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (

First Nations Profiles: Government of Canada. (n.d.). First Nation Profiles Interactive Map.

Indigenous Self-Government: Government of Canada. (2020, August 05). Self-government.

Interactive Indigenous territory maps: Native Land (

Indigenous Languages Dictionary: First Voices. (n.d.). Get Started.

Engagement Process: Canadian Construction Association. Indigenous Engagement Guide. Indigenous Works. Available at

Indigenous Businesses in Canada: Government of Canada. (n.d.). Indigenous Business Directory.


Assembly of First Nations (AFN). (n.d.). About AFN. Retrieved from

Council on Aboriginal Initiatives. (2012). Elder Protocol Guidelines. Edmonton: University of Alberta. Retrieved from

Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia. (n.d.). Code of Ethics. Retrieved from

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). (n.d.). Traditional Healing. Retrieved from

Government of Canada. (n.d.). ATRIS – Search. Retrieved from

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). (n.d.). Better Life Index. Available at

We would like to thank Curtis Rattray for his help in developing the information on working respectfully with Elders.


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