Accord on Indigenous Education (2010)

The Association of Canadian Deans of Education (ACDE) brings together deans, directors and chairs of education in Canadian universities and colleges. In 2010, members of ACDE adopted this accord, with the vision of creating respectful learning environments, developing inclusive curricula, and recognizing and promoting Indigenous knowledge in education.

In the accord, the term “Indigenous” includes the distinct Canadian terms Aboriginal, First Nations, Indian, Métis, and Inuit as well as the broader global context of First Peoples’ knowledge and life experience.

The accord’s goals include reclaiming and teaching Indigenous languages; promoting the use of Indigenous languages in research and scholarly writing; developing procedures within the promotion and tenure process that value work on Indigenous education projects; eliminating cultural biases in student assessment; and improving access, support and retention strategies in order to increase the number of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people enrolling in and completing post-secondary and teacher education.

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