Faculty & Staff Resources

Faculty and Staff Resources

What is indigenization?

In order to support faculty and staff as they engage with Mount Royal University’s work of indigenization, we have gathered scholarly resources from across disciplines that discuss, define and exemplify indigenization and decolonization. 


Access resources exploring indigenization; decolonization; Indigenous ways of knowing and knowledges; respectful and inclusive pedagogies and curricula; and respectful and culturally responsive research practices. Discover lists of resources with specific relevance to each faculty on campus. Each section includes a short list of featured resources, as well as a more extensive, downloadable bibliography. 


Here is the full list of featured scholarly resources.    Faculty specific resourcesIndigenizing and decolonizing the university will require diverse approaches that may differ from one discipline to another. In order to support faculty, staff and students campus-wide, we have gathered scholarly resources that discuss and explore indigenization and decolonization from the vantage point of specific academic disciplines. Lists of discipline-specific resources are categorized under Mount Royal’s academic faculties: 


Professional development opportunities for faculty and staffTo support faculty and staff at Mount Royal as they engage with the University’s goal to indigenize, we provide ongoing professional development opportunities to promote awareness and education of Indigenous Peoples and cultures. 

See the links below to learn about past and upcoming professional development activities for staff and faculty.

Visit the employee training portal on myMRU for any Indigenous-related professional development opportunities for staff throughout the year. 

Indigenized curriculum development at Mount Royal UniversityGoal 5 of Mount Royal’s Indigenous Strategic Plan is to promote “culturally responsible and respectful curricula that integrates Indigenous pedagogies and ways of knowing” across disciplines.

The Office of Academic Indigenization (OAI), the Academic Indigenization Advisory Committee (AIAC) and the Academic Development Centre (ADC) are working together to develop guidelines and content to support faculty and staff as they engage in the work of indigenizing curriculum across disciplines.