We want to thank both the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology for hosting the design sprint to build this guide and Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet for inviting us to come together. We also thank BCcampus and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills &Training for providing this opportunity to teach and learn from one another.
Over the course of a weekend in early November 2017, writers and facilitators created a sacred space in which to discuss, plan, and draft a guide to benefit all teachers and instructors in public post-secondary institutions in B.C. who want to Indigenize their practice and institution. On the first morning, we shared how education shaped who we are, what we do, and why we continue the work. The words shared in circle were inspiring, humble, resilient, and powerful.
Thank you, Creator, for the good energy we held for the weekend and to each other for bringing our best gifts forward. We also want to thank Dianne Biin and Lucas Wright for finalizing our draft. We invite all those who use this guide to openly share it and continue contributing to it. It is our shared strengths that create and hold a space for transformative education.
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