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Open Education Week: The 6R’s of Indigenous Open Educational Resources: Re-imagining OER to Honour Indigenous Knowledge and Sovereignty

March 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Open education is grounded in Western notions of copyright law and ownership and it often has a goal of making all knowledge available for all people.

Within Canadian Copyright Law, there is tension with Indigenous Knowledges, Ways of Knowing and Being. Within the open education community, there needs to be careful consideration for Indigenous Knowledges and self-determination, which are deeply rooted in community defined ethics and protocols, and that do not fit into ordinary academic contexts.

Join us for a chat with Kayla Lar-Son, who will explore some of the concerns around Open Educational Resources and Indigenous Knowledges, while exploring tools, principles, and practices for engaging with Indigenous communities.


About the Speaker

Kayla Lar-Son is Metis and a Ukrainian Settler, originally from Treaty 6 territory. She is currently the Indigenous programs and services librarian for the Xwi7xwa library at UBC and the program manager librarian for the Indigitization program. Kayla is also a co-host for masinahikan iskwêwak, the Book Women podcast.


March 10, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Additional Info

Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Talk/Lecture, Workshop/Course
Indigenous, Personal and Professional Development, Policy and Social Change, Research and Innovation, Student Learning
Faculty, Staff, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates