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The poorer health status of First Nations, Inuit, Métis (FN/I/M) people in Canada is unacceptable and requires urgent attention. One potential means of improving FN/I/M health is to focus on improving training of medical students to enhance cultural safety. Experiential, community based...
This ethnographic research investigates the sociolinguistic climate and practical challenges in accessing and opening local space for Indigenous cultural expression. The author premised this research on two questions: What is the practical process involved in the organization of a community-based...
A cross-cultural comparison of scientific language use: Indigenous and Eurocentric discourse on issues regarding caribou in the NorthDownload
This work is an attempt to understand and lessen the borders that exist between Indigenous knowledge and Eurocentric science. I contend that the two groups represent distinct cultures and that it is important to look at the differences and similarities that occur in language use as the two...
The United Nations’ (UN) adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in 2007 is broadly viewed as a critical occasion for Indigenous peoples, the UN system, and international law. The UNDRIP was a result of over 20 years of rigorous debate and...
Application title Exploring Blackfoot digital literacy through the Piikani Cultural and Digital Literacy Camp ProgramDownload
SSHRC IG awarded 2018: This project addresses a hidden bias of mainstream teaching and learning, wherein Indigenous and locally-held knowledge is often positioned as the oral teachings of the past, in contrast to the contemporary character of digital literacy. The three-year project takes a...
Avoiding the Stereotypes: History, Heritage, and How to Navigate Indigenous Imagery
Jena McLaurin will discuss the dominant stereotypes of Indigenous North American peoples, both in the United States and Canada. Regional differences, the interplay between stereotypical images, the connection between stereotypes and colonialist politics, and contemporary stereotypes will all be...
My research reflects on the use of drum and song in schools and reveals its significance from an Anishnaabe kwe perspective. A storied approach is used relative to Anishnaabe ways of being and knowing as ‘teachers’ in two forms: debaajimowin (narratives) and antasokannan (tradition or sacred). ...
This qualitative single exploratory case study design, informed by Critical Social Theory (CST) (Habermas, 1982) and a participatory approach (Freire, 2000), explored how to build knowledge and capacity to support policy interventions that create conditions for healthy eating and active living in...
Canada’s Indians (sic): (Re)racializing Canadian Sovereign Contours Through Juridical Constructions of Indianness in McIvor v. CanadaDownload
While scholarship has recognized the role that sex discrimination has played in the naming of “Indians” in Canada, one aspect of this depiction has been minimized. In addition to the gendering of Indigenous subjectivities, Canada has consistently racialized us/them through practices of juridical...
This research focuses on documenting the efforts of the Waponahki people to design and pass legislated policy that effectively addresses racism and the process of colonization in school curriculum. The Waponahki, Indigenous to Maine and the Maritime Provinces, set precedent in both Canada and the...