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U of R Open Educational Resources

Thanks to funding from the Government of Saskatchewan, the University of Regina is able to offer the following books online, for free. The Open Textbook Publishing Program provides students and instructors with easily accessible, peer reviewed resources, and aims to democratize the learning experience by saving students the cost of books, improving student grades and retention, and giving instructors the ability to customize their course materials.

These texts are available to download, to print out, or to read online in a variety of formats including PDF, e-book, and html—free of charge.


Cree: Language of the Plains / nēhiyawēwin: paskwāwi-pīkiskwēwin

creeoer.jpg Written by:  Dr. Jean L. Okimāsis
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Related Resources: Workbook, Audio Lab Sessions, Cree Audio Sessions User Guide

DescriptionCree: Language of the Plains is a comprehensive educational resource, offering a broad range of learning materials that is easily accessible to Cree language learners. This collection includes an updated and redesigned Cree language textbook, Cree language audio labs, and a Cree language workbook.

Please note the language labs are also available as podcasts. Just search "Cree Language of the Plains" on your favourite podcast app.

Courses: Cree language acquisition, undergraduate
Release date: August 2018
License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International
ISBN (textbook): 9780889775503
ISBN (workbook): 978-0-88977-630-2
ISBN (audio lab sessions): 978-0-88977-631-9

Your feedback is important! Let us know if you plan on using this textbook in your course by contacting open.textbooks@uregina.ca


Dissident Knowledge in Higher Education

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Edited by:  James McNinch and Marc Spooner, University of Regina
Download:  Dissident Knowledge PDF
Related Resources: N/A

Description:  This collection includes some of the leading authorities in the field, including Marie Battiste, Noam Chomsky, Yvonna S. Lincoln, and Linda Tuhiwai Smith. It is geared towards courses that focus on methodology, colonialism, Indigenous research and knowledge, and theories of change.

Courses: Undergraduate and Graduate Education, Sociology
Release date: May 2018
License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International
ISBN: (PDF) 9780889775374

Your feedback is important! Let us know if you plan on using this textbook in your course by contacting open.textbooks@uregina.ca


Financial Empowerment: Personal Finance for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous People

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Adapted by:  Dr. Bettina Schneider, First Nations University of Canada

Download link: Formats are Web version, epub, mobi, PDF
Related Resources: Powerpoint Slides, Video Introduction

Description:  Uniquely tailored to Indigenous students’ experiences and histories, Financial Empowerment covers a wide range of topics in financial planning, personal finance, and financial decision-making. Threaded throughout with Indigenous and Canadian content, videos with Elders are also included, offering students their perspectives to enhance the learning experience.

Financial Empowerment is designed for a single-semester introduction to financial planning and decision-making, in order to provide first and second-year business students with the necessary financial literacy and skills needed to make sound financial decisions, assess financial risk, and achieve financial success. This textbook attempts to speak to the varied backgrounds, knowledge systems, and experiences of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians by providing Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives on personal finance and financial planning using examples and information from the Canadian financial system, economy, and Elders.

Courses: Undergraduate Business (1st and 2nd year)
Release date: August 2018
License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International
ISBN: 9780889775497

Your feedback is important! Let us know if you plan on using this textbook in your course by contacting open.textbooks@uregina.ca


Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing

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Edited by:  Dr. Joan Wagner, University of Regina
Download link: Formats are Web version, epub, mobi, PDF
Related Resources: Introductory Video, supplementary resources

Description: Leadership and Influencing Change in Nursing is designed for a single-semester introduction to the professional nurse’s leadership role as both a care provider and a formal leader. An assortment of authors with diverse nursing leadership roles across Saskatchewan and Canada have contributed to this textbook. These diverse voices are focused on providing student nurses with the foundational tools, techniques, and knowledge required to empower them to meet the leadership challenges found within the incessantly changing Canadian health care environment.

Courses: Nursing (3rd and 4th year)
Release date: June 2018
LicenseCC BY 4.0 International
ISBN: 9780889775480

Your feedback is important! Let us know if you plan on using this textbook in your course by contacting open.textbooks@uregina.ca