We recognize and acknowledge that we learn and work on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. Our students, staff and faculty benefit from the rich history and learnings shared by local Knowledge Keepers.

Professional Development and Community Engagement provides programs and resources that support and develop Indigenous worldviews and perspectives through innovative teaching, research and community connections. We are inspired by regional First Nations leadership to transform educational paradigms through Indigenous practices, vision and content.

Indigeneity Statement

We believe in culturally responsive approaches to education; in order to ensure engagement from all students, educators should consider the cultural and linguistic backgrounds of their students, accommodate the values students bring to learning, the sources of knowledge they prioritize, and their histories of living and learning.

We feel strongly about creating classrooms that successfully support Indigenous learners, and we believe incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing into curriculum benefits all students.

Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education

6-week course | a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

This course will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful.


UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education Program

Complete a Bachelor of Education Degree through UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education Program. A program that has been delivered at the UBC Vancouver Campus and in Indigenous communities for over 40 years. Join the growing number of Indigenous leaders in education who are transforming schools, organizations, and communities through Indigenous ways of knowing.

As a NITEP student, you will find a wide range of culturally appropriate resources and services on campus and at your regional field centre to help you make the most of your time here.