We acknowledge with deep respect and gratitude the Lkwungen speaking peoples from the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, on whose lands this course was created. We would also like to acknowledge the WSÁNEĆ, Scia’new and T’Sou-ke peoples who historical relationships with these lands continue to this day.

This course was the result of a collective effort of amazing, talented, committed people that include the core development team: Janis Brooks, Erynne Gilpin, Beth Cougler Blom, Krista Lambert, Robin Cox, and Brigit Forssman.

There are many other people whose time, expertise, and insights have contributed to the crafting of this course, including:

Chief Gordon Planes, Clyde Tallio, Elijah Mecham, David Isaac and Coralee Miller: thank you all for the generosity of your spirits in sharing your expertise, wisdom, and time in the interviews that bring this course alive.

Russ Johnston: thank you for your continued guidance and advice in the ongoing work of implementing change related to decolonizing content and learning contexts and introducing Indigenous perspectives at Royal Roads. Thank you also for the funding support your offered through the Exploring New Ways funding initiative.

Asma-na-hi Antoine: thank you for your continued work in supporting the work of decolonization and Indigenization at Royal Roads, and in particular for your support in connecting with the Heron People Circle members.

Gaileen Flaman: for the research work she conducted to support the development of this course.

Mike Lickers: thank you for the insights and wisdom of your review and comments

Eric Bigrigg: thanks for your help as a member of the Center for Teaching and Educational Technologies at RRU

Vivian Forssman: thanks for the work you have done to support the creation of this course and the ALN project

We also wish to acknowledge the Climate Action Secretariat team, BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Natural Resources Canada for funding this project.

And finally, to you for engaging with this course and in climate action, and for having the courage and commitment to continue learning new ways and unlearning inherited colonial practices, assumptions, and values as you, we continue to engage in the process of reconciliation and decolonization.



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