Internationally renowned scholar
Dr. Marie Battiste
Bringing Aboriginal Education Into the Mainstream:
Nourishing a Learning Spirit
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Faculty of Education Auditorium
This is an important and special opportunity to hear one of Canada’s leading Aboriginal scholars speak and engage in discussion with her. This lecture is offered in partnership with the Thames Valley Board of Education and is open to the public.
Dr. Battiste is a Mi’kmaq educator from Potlo’tek First Nations, Nova Scotia and 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 written on cognitive imperialism, linguistic and cultural integrity, Indigenous knowledge and the humanities, and the decolonization of Aboriginal education. Marie has worked actively with First Nations schools as an administrator, teacher, consultant, and curriculum developer, and is engaged in advancing Aboriginal epistemology, languages, pedagogy, and research. She has published widely in journals, co-authored (with J. Y. Henderson) Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage: A Global Challenge (Saskatoon, SK: Purich Press, 2000), edited Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2000); co-edited the Australian Journal of Indigenous Education (May 2005), and is senior editor with Jean Barman of First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle Unfolds (Vancouver: UBC Press, 1995). Dr. Battiste has been a United Nations expert and co-chair for the Workshop on Indigenous Heritage and she won the 2008 National Aboriginal Achievement Award. A more detailed CV can be found at: http://www.usask.ca/education/people/battistem.htm