Totem Poles

Photo by Ken Mizokoshi

The Raven Soaring Pole & Eagle on the Decayed Pole

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These poles across from Cornett are a replica of a Gitxsan Memorial Pole (by Kweenu) by Henry Hunt (Kwagu’ł; Kwakwaka’wakw) and Tony Hunt Sr. (Kwagu’ł; Kwakwaka’wakw).

UVic Resources

Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement
Indigenous Studies Program
First Peoples House
Office of Indigenous Affairs
Indigenous Governance
Indigenous events & resources

Research by Sociologists

Connell, R. (2018). Decolonizing Sociology. Contemporary Sociology, 47(4), 399-407.

Go, J. (2017). Decolonizing Sociology: Epistemic Inequality and Sociological Thought. Social Problems, 64(2), 194-199.

Kotaska, J. (2019). Reconsidering Collaboration: What Constitutes Good Research with Indigenous Communities? Collaborative Anthropologies, 11(2), 26-54.

Milne, E., & Wotherspoon, T. (2020). Schools as “Really Dangerous Places” for indigenous children and youth: Schools, child welfare, and contemporary challenges to reconciliation. Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie, 57(1), 34-52.

Restoule, J.P. (2000). Aboriginal identity: The need for historical and contextual perspectives. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 24(2), 102-111.

Restoule, J.P., Gruner, S. & Metatawabin, E. (2013). Learning from place: A return to Traditional Mushkegowuk ways of knowing. Canadian Journal of Education, 36(2): -86.

Watts, Vanessa. (2013). Indigenous place-thought & agency amongst humans and non-humans (First Woman and Sky Woman go on a European world tour!). Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, 2(1), 20-34.

Whitinui, P. (2021). Decolonizing Sports Sociology is a “Verb not a Noun”: Indigenizing Our Way to Reconciliation and Inclusion in the 21st Century? Alan Ingham Memorial Lecture. Sociology of Sport Journal, 1(aop), 1-13.

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Sociology Courses at UVic

If you would like to explore Indigenous rights, colonization, decolonization and reconciliation in more depth, the Department offers a number of courses you might be interested in:

SOCI100A – Introduction to Sociology: Understanding Social Life
SOCI100B – Introduction to Sociology: Understanding Contemporary Society
SOCI103 – Settler Colonialism and Canadian Society
SOCI202 – Constructing Social Problems
SOCI204 – Self, Identity and Society
SOCI215 – Class and Social Inequality
SOCI220 – Media and Contemporary Society
SOCI235 – Racialization and Ethnicity
SOCI309 – Contemporary Social Theorizing
SOCI313 – Sociology of Law
SOCI316 – Social Movements
SOCI318 – Social Change
SOCI331 – Politics and Society
SOCI384 – Colonialism, Postcoloniality and Indigenous Resurgence
SOCI430A – Issues in Racialization, Ethnicity and Decolonization
SOCI436 – Issues in Sociology and Social Justice
SOCI438 – Issues in Contemporary Sociology
SOCI439A – Community Engaged Sociology I
SOCI439B – Community Engaged Sociology II