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Welcome to Skoden

Welcome to Skoden: Teaching, Talking, and Sharing About and for Reconciliation. The word Skoden originates from the expression, “let’s go then,” and this resource is designed for use by faculty, staff, and administrators working in post-secondary settings in Canada.

The purpose of this text is to offer support to individuals and institutions working towards understanding the colonial history of Canada and its ongoing impact on people who are First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. Skoden is designed to offer opportunities for reflection on what this truth means for each of us personally and professionally.

These materials were prepared by Elder Blu Waters, Randy Pitawanakwat, and Darcey Dachyshyn, with the support of many others. We are a team of First Nations and non-Indigenous colleagues who work together closely to share truth and talk openly about what reconciliation might look and feel like within post-secondary settings. We hope the information and opportunities for reflection provided here meet you wherever you are on the truth and reconciliation journey.

Navigating Skoden

To navigate through Skoden, you can use:

  • The table of contents panel to navigate across the different chapters or,
  • The Previous and Next buttons available at the bottom of the window to go forward and back.

There are several interactive activities and videos throughout.

  • Links to other pages of the site will always open in the current window, including the image glossary that is linked to through the image name provided beneath each image.
  • Links to external sites will always open in a new tab. Links that open in a new tab are denoted with the following icon:  external link icon


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Skoden Copyright © 2022 by Seneca College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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