Indigenous initiatives

We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

Cultural safety modules

The purpose of these modules is to reflect on Aboriginal peoples' experiences of colonization and racism as these relate to health and health care. The modules are designed for nurses, nursing students, and nursing instructors, as well as other health and human service workers, to explore the concept of cultural safety as it relates to nursing practice.

Module One: Peoples' Experiences of Colonization

Module Two: Peoples' Experiences of Oppression

Module Three: Peoples' Experiences of Colonization in Relation to Health Care

Referencing the modules

If you wish to reference these modules, the reference is as follows with the appropriate module number(s) and retrieval date(s) inserted:

Dick, S., Duncan, S., Gillie, J., Mahara, S., Morris, J., Smye, V., & Voyageur, E. (2006). Cultural safety: Module 1: People's experiences of colonization. Retrieved Oct 21, 2011, from

It has been both a pleasure and an honour for me to learn from this insightful work. This is one of the most thorough and well-crafted e-courses I’ve had the opportunity to take.  I am still absorbing its powerful content and will no doubt refer to it often in the awareness-raising I do around oppression, culture and inclusion.
Stephanie Simpson, Associate Director/Human Rights Advisor, Queen's University Human Rights Office