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brown paper bagA brown bag session Monday will engage faculty in discussion of inclusive language.

Inclusive language subject of faculty discussion

A variety of terms are used to identify Indigenous peoples in Canada: Aboriginal, First Nations, Native American, Métis. These terms, their backgrounds and contexts, is the subject of a lunchtime discussion for UWindsor faculty on Monday, October 2.

The first in a series presented by the Aboriginal Education Council and the Transnational Law and Justice Network, the Brown Bag session is entitled “On the Road to Decolonizing your Pedagogy.” It will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Oak Room, Vanier Hall, led by Aboriginal Education Centre co-ordinator Russell Nahdee and philosophy professor Paul Simard Smith.

Each session will begin with short presentations on a chosen topic, says Dr. Simard, with the intention of sparking an open discussion among interested faculty.

“The purpose of this discussion series is for faculty members to get together and openly share their experiences with, and ideas for, using course materials developed by Indigenous authors and researchers, and for drawing on, and learning from, pedagogical practices found in Indigenous communities,” he says.

Learn more on the series website.

A light snack will be available for Monday’s session and seating is limited. Register today.