In the second storytelling session in our series we heard from four Thompson Rivers University faculty members: Dr. Natalie Clark, Ginny Ratsoy, Jeffrey McNeil, Rob Matthew, and Dr. Patrick Walton. 

Some of the topics addressed included:

  • Storytelling in teaching and learning
  • Indigenizing learning spaces, including virtual spaces
  • Professional learning opportunities related to storytelling
  • The importance of administrative support for indigenizing the curriculum
  • Getting out of the classroom and into the community
  • Localizing the curriculum
  • Alternative ways of representing knowledge and knowing
  • Recognizing and including non-western voices
  • Place as a way of connecting

As you reflect on the stories and discussions during the February 15th session, what new practices you are motivated to try or encourage at your institution?