BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
Passed in 2019 by the government of BC in order to bring it in line with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). UNDRIP's purpose is to provide a mechanism to protect the individual and collective rights of Indigenous peoples, as well as their rights to culture, identity, language, employment, health, education, protection of traditional lands, as well as other issues. The government of Canada has also signed on to UNDRIP.
FPSE Decolonization, Reconciliation & Indigenization Standing Committee (DRISC)
DRISC provides support and guidance to the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE) and is composed of knowledgeable representatives from each FPSE local who are responsive and responsible to Indigenous Peoples’ goal of self-determination and well-being. The LFA is member local 14 of FPSE.
Indigenization through collective bargaining: Lessons and ideas for academic staff associations
Jan 2021 article from Academic Matters: OCUFA’s Journal of Higher Education.
- Louie, D. W. (2019). Aligning Universities Requirements of Indigenous Academics with the Tools used to Evaluate Scholarly Performance and Grant Tenure and Promotion. Canadian Journal of Education, 42(3), 791-815.
Reports on barriers to indigenous scholars and offers practical recommendations to post-secondary employers and unions to address discrepencies and provide a supportive environment.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Reports
In 2015, the TRC published its final report on the experiences and impacts of the residential school system. The TRC Calls to Action outline 94 actions to address the legacy of residential schools and to actively pursue reconciliation. Education Calls to Action #6-12 address the legacy of the residential school system and Calls #62-65 address Education for Reconciliation.
Whose Land is it Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization
Free e-book inspired by a 2016 FPSE speaking tour by Arthur Manuel, less than a year before his untimely passing in January 2017. The book contains two essays from Manuel, described as the Nelson Mandela of Canada, and essays from renowned Indigenous writers Taiaiake Alfred, Glen Coulthard, Russell Diabo, Beverly Jacobs, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Kanahus Manuel, Jeffrey McNeil-Seymour, Pamela Palmater, Shiri Pasternak, Nicole Schabus, Senator Murray Sinclair, and Sharon Venne. FPSE is honoured to support this publication.