In this project, North Island College will develop a Indigenous COIL/VE Special Topics Framework. The framework will be a versatile university-transfer course designed to meet academic expectations while providing an institutional framework for virtual exchange collaborations.
This framework will interweave Indigenous pedagogies, intercultural perspectives, and land-based approaches with academic expectations that can be adapted to any community or context within which the course is taught. The framework will also allow the opportunity to annually explore a special topic chosen by members of the network contributing to the course (e.g., food sustainability, land back issues, governance). It will encourage collaboration within each institution and at the national and international level.