First Nations, Indigenous, or Aboriginal: Which Is Appropriate?

Bob Joseph’s CBC article addresses how and why the terminology we use may be changing: “One of the key messages I give in my workshops and training: ‘Go with what they are calling themselves.’ […] it’s about showing respect and using the term that individuals and organizations have chosen for themselves.”

Joseph, B. (2016, September 21). Indigenous or Aboriginal: Which is correct? [Opinion]. CBC News. Retrieved from

This quote reminded me of the OLA Fairness to All Guide: “To communicate with respect: Treat people as individuals; call groups what they call themselves.”

Interculturalization and Indigenization Academic Goals

Open Learning’s editing team works in support of TRU’s intercultural and indigenization academic goals. (See, for example, This article that Gail shared on indigenization may be of interest in our work: