One of Concordia University’ future directions is to decolonize and indigenize academia. This initiative comes in response to calls for action suggested by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015).
Members of our lab have been attending workshops with Dr. Donna Goodleaf, a member of the Kanien’kehá:ka nation, in the city of Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal. Among many suggestions, Dr. Goodleaf urged us to include Indigenous knowledges in our curriculum, which can be easily done by revisiting our course reading lists.
In collaboration with many colleagues, we started to compile a number of scholarly articles, books, and chapters written by Indigenous and non-Indigenous people conducting research on Indigenous languages/cultures/pedagogy. This list is available for download here. If you’d like to help us add more sources, send them in APA format to firstname.lastname@example.org or enter them in the comments below.
We count on you to help us decolonize Applied Linguistics!
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015). Truth and reconciliation commission of Canada: Calls to action. Retrieved from http://nctr.ca/assets/reports/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf