土著知识学院, 教育, 研究, 和 Applied Studies
UPEI's 土著知识学院, 教育, 研究, 和 Applied Studies (IKERAS) brings Indigenous knowledge 和 ways of doing to the forefront of the university, positioning UPEI as the role model for all universities to achieve decolonization 和 benefit from Indigenous knowledge.
The design of the Faculty will ensure that the University upholds the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), 和 meets the 2015 Truth 和 Reconciliation of 加拿大的最终报告 和 94行动呼吁，以及2019年 Reclaiming Power 和 Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing 和 Murdered Indigenous Women 和 Girls 和 231正义的呼唤.
"Built upon the cornerstone philosophy of seven generations, using traditional 和 contemporary Indigenous knowledge, 我们培养了一代又一代的成功人士, 受人尊敬的, influential community members contributing to a better society 和 world." - IKERAS愿景声明
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The following mission statement brings Indigenous Knowledge 和 Ways of Doing to the forefront of the university 和 makes UPEI the role model for all universities to achieve decolonization 和 benefit from Indigenous knowledge. The creation of the Faculty is necessary so that the university can achieve compliance with Article 14 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The design of this Faculty will ensure that the university meets the 2019 231正义的呼唤 和 the 2015 Truth 和 Reconciliation Commission (TRC) 94行动呼吁.
Our mission statement are the values 和 the action items to support the Faculty's Vision 和 Mission.
Article 14 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples states:
- Indigenous peoples have the right to establish 和 control their educational systems 和 institutions, providing education in their own languages, in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching 和 learning.
- 本土的人, 特别是儿童, have the right to all levels 和 forms of education of the State without discrimination.
- 国家应当, 与土著人民合作, 采取有效措施, 为了土著居民, 特别是儿童, including those living outside their communities, 访问, 在可能的情况下, to an education in their own culture 和 provided in their own language.
To provide all UPEI graduates with the value of Indigenous knowledge systems 和 history. To give those who specialize in 本土研究 the skills necessary to take on critical roles within the community, 政府, 或私人部门. The Faculty will provide new integrative models 和 designs that offer pathways for education, 研究, 订婚, 解决方案, 和 collaborations for the 21st century for lasting global sustainability. Lastly, to create 和 prepare generations of academic scholars 和 knowledge keepers.
The importance of Indigenous language to culture
The importance of preserving Indigenous worldviews
研究-based on Indigenous methodologies 和 ways of knowing
The critical role of Elders in 研究, teaching 和 creating safe environments
The relevance of the Indigenous perspective in teaching 和 education
The interdisciplinary 和 multidisciplinary support to all faculties
Dedication to each other as scholars 和 individuals
Consensus decision-making honouring each other.
The importance of ceremony in both teaching 和 研究
The importance of respecting all relations - living 和 non-living
UPEI is one of more than 100 IndigenousWorks' Luminary program Charter Partners, growing increased cooperation 和 collaboration among Indigenous businesses 和 communities, 大学和学院研究人员, 和研究机构.