Uncovering Indigenous Stories through Digital Tools at this "Place of Mind"

TitleUncovering Indigenous Stories through Digital Tools at this "Place of Mind"
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

This TLEF project seeks to leverage and strengthen existing partnerships through pedagogical capacity support to better understand relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. It will enable access to three substantive digital learning resources, “Knowing the Land Beneath Our Feet”, “Totem Park Residence Educational Film Series” and “Where Are We in the World?”, by rolling out and implementing them as powerful and flexible learning tools across UBC classes, units, and orientation programs. We will provide thousands of UBC students lasting opportunities to interact - physically and virtually – with Indigenous presence across UBC and Vancouver by designing, integrating, and evaluating a) effective online presence and infrastructure to house each resource, b) instructor curriculum toolkits, and c) professional development workshops. This timely project will help foster ethical relationships across our institutional communities and networks on unceded Musqueam territory by building on existing momentum around curriculum enrichment in First Nations studies.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2015/2016
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorMark Turin
Year 1: Funded Amount50,000
Year 1: Team Members

Mark Turin, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Faculty of Arts
Daniel Justice, Chair, First Nations Studies Program, Faculty of Arts
Amy Perreault, Strategist, Aboriginal Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Henry Yu, Principal, St. John's College

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase
Project ReportFinal-Report-2015-TLEF-SP-Turin-WEB.pdf