Indigenous Learning Pathways

Indigenous Learning Pathways (ILP) is a multi-module online training program currently in development and is being led in collaboration between CTLT Indigenous Initiatives and the Orientations & Onboarding program in Central HR. With a carefully curated spotlight of in-person and online resources for Indigenous-focused learning already available at UBC, ILP is designed for staff and faculty to become more engaged with Indigenous knowledges and perspectives. The focus is to invite staff and faculty to experience, explore, and engage with these resources and help them along their journey of meaningfully integrating Indigenous knowledges and perspectives into their work at UBC.  

The ILP team has also worked with numerous partners across UBC including the Museum of Anthropology, First Nations House of Learning, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, Belkin Art Gallery, and others, to gather a variety of additional photo and video content including virtual tours, recorded dialogues, and interviews. Engaging with project partners and collaborators in ways that are respectful, relational, and reciprocal are at the heart of the ILP project. 

This project is being developed following the introduction of UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan in 2020, specifically in response to Goal 7, Actions 33 and 34. These actions propose creating Indigenous-focused professional development training for staff and faculty that will foster safe and inclusive workspaces and classrooms, and to deliver Indigenous-focused professional development training to all staff and faculty within their first year of employment at UBC. 

Indigenous Learning Pathways is set to launch early 2024.

For more information, contact:  

Kyle Shaughnessy, Strategic Lead 

Amy Miedzwiecki, Instructional Designer  

Nick Yee, Project Manager  

We would like to acknowledge that the graphic elements for Indigenous Learning Pathways were developed in collaboration with xʷməθkʷəy̓əm artist Brent Sparrow and Muskrat Media based on Brent’s ʔəlqsən (Point Grey) design which can be seen on a series of 10 bronze cast panels near the UBC bus loop. ʔəlqsən translates to ‘point of land’ in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and refers to the unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm lands that UBC is now situated on.  
Learn more about Brent’s artist statement here

Refreshed Land Acknowledgments at UBC Online Course 

Interested in enhancing your foundational knowledge about land acknowledgements and learning more about how to meaningfully acknowledge Indigenous lands and peoples?

Enroll now in our refreshed Land Acknowledgments at UBC course, an updated resource with new content, videos and activities, as well as a facilitation guide to continue your discussion and learning journey with colleagues. Land Acknowledgements at UBC is the first of five courses being developed for Indigenous Learning Pathways.

Excited to explore what learning experiences Indigenous Learning Pathways will have to offer? Take a  3D virtual tour of the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall at the First Nations Longhouse and learn the rich history of the carvings that empower this space. This Matterport tour is just one example of some of the additional resources we’re collaborating on with partners across campus.

Thanks to: UBC First Nations House of Learning 

Credit: UBC Studios