Consultation, collaboration, action, and reflection
At Camosun College, and at Eyēʔ Sqȃ'lewen - The Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections, we recognize and acknowledge the strength and resilience of Indigenous students and their communities.
Within the college there are strong relationships between Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen: The Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections and our many allies across the institution. We work together to support the students and accomplish the work that has been done.
These relationships form the foundation of the four corner-post model. Demonstrating leadership and initiative, Camosun College reaches out to the local Indigenous Nations, the Métis Nation and urban Aboriginal organizations. Community representatives have been guiding our work for 20 years on the Indigenous Advisory Council.
See the Inspiring Relationships: Indigenization Plan - Appendix A for a record of the work that took place prior to the indigenization project (2005).
The Four Corner-Post model
Indigenization is an ongoing phase of consultation, collaboration, action, and reflection that is conducted with respect to the four corner-post model illustrated below. It includes initiatives around:
What is indigenization?
Indigenization is the process by which Indigenous ways of knowing, being, doing and relating are incorporated into educational, organizational, cultural and social structures of the institution.