Free Public Lectures:
Thursday, Feb 13th: 7:00pm – Epiphany Chapel
“Aboriginal Peoples Resilience and Knowledge Renaissance: Animating Transsystemic Knowledge Systems”
Friday, Feb 14th: 12:00 noon – Epiphany Chapel
“Decolonizing Education: Nourishing their Learning Spirits”
Saturday Feb 15th: 9:30-12:30 – Epiphany Chapel Note: Changed from room 300 of VST
“Reframing the Human: Making New Sense of Eurocentric Discourses surrounding Aboriginal Peoples”
$25 Registration fee for the workshop required.
Dr. Marie Battiste, a Mi’kmaw educator from Potlo’tek First Nations of Cape Breton (Unama’kik), Nova Scotia, is a full professor in the College of Education, and Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre (AERC) at the University of Saskatchewan. A graduate of Harvard University
(M.Ed.) and Stanford University (Ed.D), she has writings in literacy, cognitive imperialism, linguistic and cultural integrity, indigenous knowledge and humanities, and decolonization of Aboriginal education.
Marie has worked actively with First Nations schools as a teacher, administrator, classroom consultant, and curriculum developer, advancing
Aboriginal epistemology, languages, pedagogy, and research. Her research interests are in initiating institutional change in the decolonization of education, language and social justice policy and power, and postcolonial educational approaches that recognize and affirm the political and
cultural diversity of Canada and the ethical protection and advancement of Indigenous knowledge.
A former co-director of the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre with the Canadian Council of Learning, she has received two honorary doctorate degrees from St. Mary’s University (‘87) and the University of Maine at Farmington (’97), an Alumni Achievement Award at the University of Maine Farmington (’95), and received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award in education (‘08) from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.