The following elements make up our consultative process:
- The development of evidence-based research
- Dialogue with Indigenous Institutes and communities
- Including the development of outcome documents
- Engagement with experts in Indigenous education, knowledge and language
The Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council (IAESC) solicits direction including information and knowledge from Indigenous Institutes, and the Nations and communities they serve, through dialogue.
A dialogue is…
an open and ongoing conversation between representatives from IAESC and representatives from Indigenous Institutes (often includes students, teaching and learning staff, community members, and knowledge keepers).
Why is dialogue important?
Dialogue helps ensure that the development, implementation, and integrity of quality assurance for the Indigenous Institutes pillar is guided by a consultative process that works to build consensus before decisions affecting Indigenous Institutes are made. As a non-political, arm’s-length, Indigenous-governed and controlled organization, dialogue sessions help IAESC develop an Indigenous quality assurance process reflective of Indigenous intellect and worldview. The process helps protect the interests of learners and aligns with the principles of consensus building articulated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2007.