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What is the Indigenization of engineering?

Engineering has a diversity issue, and Canadian institutions know this. Thanks in part to the work done by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), the idea of “Indigenizing” the profession of engineering and engineering curriculum has been a recurring theme across post-secondary and regulatory bodies across the country in recent years. According to Queen’s University, “Indigenization can be seen as the re-doing or reaffirming of education to include Indigenous ways of knowing, thinking, feeling and being. It involves elevating the voices of Indigenous peoples, elevating traditional, and cultural knowledge, and intentional inclusion of Indigenous ways of teaching and...

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