Breaking Bread: Is TRU Ready for a Mandatory Indigenization Course?

Breaking Bread: Is TRU Ready for a Mandatory Indigenization Course?

Join Dr. Tosh Southwick and Dr. Lisa Cooke for a small group discussion around if TRU is ready for a mandatory Indigenization course on Wednesday, Oct. 13 between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. PST. This discussion is part of the TRU Students’ Union’s Breaking Bread series to connect small groups of students with community leaders to share perspectives, foster connections, and build community. 

Dr. Tosh Southwick is from the Kluane First Nation and previously was the Associate Vice President of Indigenous Engagement and Reconciliation at Yukon University. Tosh was also a key part of implementing a mandatory core competency on Yukon First Nations history and culture for all students, faculty, and staff. Currently, Tosh is a founding partner of IRP Consulting, which supports organizations in responding to the TRC’s 94 calls to action. 

Dr. Lisa Cooke does research and teaches at TRU in the department of Sociology and Anthropology as well as administers the Aboriginal Studies Certificate. Lisa’s research and teaching primarily revolves around Indigenous-Settler relations, contemporary colonial cultural forms, and the anthropology of space and place. 

This discussion will cover a wide area of topics based on participants’ interests. Topics may include: 

  • How was an indigenization course implemented at Yukon University? 
  • What has been the history of work to do this at TRU? 
  • What do you think is the best way to do this at TRU? 
  • Do you think TRU is ready for a mandatory indigenization course? Why or why not? 
  • And other questions based on interest! 

If you are a student who is interested in joining this discussion sign up below!

After signing up, you will receive more information and a link to join the virtual discussion! 





Oct 13, 2021 at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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