CSSE 2018 Plenary Session

The CSSE Board of Directors invites all CSSE delegates to attend this 2018 plenary lecture, Decolonizing and Indigenizing the Academy: Achieving Cognitive Justice, featuring Dr. Marie Battiste, May 27th at 4:30 pm, in the Faculty of Education Auditorium, University of Regina.

Dr. Marie Battiste is a Mi’kmaw educator from Potlotek First Nations and professor in the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Saskatchewan. With graduate degrees from Harvard and Stanford,she is a senior Indigenous scholar in Canada, whose work in advancing Indigenous knowledge, ethics and pedagogies has opened new areas of research and inquiry. With four honorary degrees (St. Mary’s, Thompson Rivers, University of Maine at Farmington, University of Ottawa), she is an elected member of the Royal Society of Canada since 2014, a Canadian organization of over 2000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Academic Award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers, a recipient of the distinguished researcher award at the University of Saskatchewan, and an INDSPIRE Award for her contributions in Indigenous education.  She has published widely with over 70 chapters in books and journals, and authored two books Decolonizing Education: Nourishing the Learning Spirit (Purich Press, 2013), and Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage: A Global Challenge(Purich Press, 2000), co-authored with J. Youngblood Henderson, and edited four books: Visioning Mi’kmaw Humanities: Indigenizing the Academy (Nimbus Publishing, 2016);  Living Treaties:  Narrating Mi’kmaw Treaty Relations (Nimbus Publishing, 2016); Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision (UBC Press, 2000) and First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle Unfolds (UBC Press, 1995) the latter with Jean Barman.

Update: a video of Dr. Battiste’s presentation is now available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKQyvcOvAPI

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