When: Friday, February 15th | 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm
Where: First Nations Longhouse, 1985 West Mall
Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Call-to-Action #65 that focuses on a national research program to advance reconciliation will stall without attention to the ways in which higher education recognizes and assesses different forms of scholarship in the academy.
Please join us for a panel presentation with Indigenous scholars and leaders who consider how we might transform the foundational norms of the academy by attending to non-traditional scholarship and Indigenous ways of knowing in university culture, policies, and practices.
Dr. Margaret Kovach (Sakewew p’sim iskwew) is of Plains Cree and Saulteaux ancestry and a member of the Pasqua First Nation in southern Saskatchewan. She is a Professor in the Faculty of Education and leading scholar in Indigenous methodologies, as well as Indigenous post-secondary education.
Dr. Jacqueline Ottmann is Anishinaabe (Saulteaux) and a member of Saskatchewan’s Fishing Lake First Nation. She serves as the University of Saskatchewan’s first Vice- Provost of Indigenous Engagement, whereby she is leading change within the institution.
Dr. Charles Menzies is a member of the Gitxaala Nations on BC’s north coast and enrolled member of the Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska. He is a Professor in anthropology at UBC. He has served as a member of the Faculty Association and currently an elected faculty member to UBC’s Board of Governors.