Job – Instructor(s) Canadian Aboriginal Policy and Aboriginal Women in Canada, at Langara College. Needed ASAP

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(As per Article 10.2.3 of the Collective Agreement)

Department/Program:              Aboriginal Studies        

Description of Position:

The Aboriginal Studies department at Langara College is looking for a part-time instructor (or instructors) to teach ABST 1104 – Canadian Aboriginal Policy and ABST 1116 – Aboriginal Women in Canada in the fall of 2018 with the possibility of additional work in the Spring of 2019 (see The Aboriginal Studies department offers first and second year university transfer courses. The successful candidate will also help facilitate ABST cultural seminars.

Required Qualifications:         

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field (Indigenous Studies, Women’s, Gender or International Studies is considered an asset; PhD Preferred).
  • Post-secondary teaching experience from an intersectional feminist scholarship, critical theory and community-based/participatory perspective (additional teaching experience considered an asset).
  • International and on/off reserve experience in Aboriginal community-based governance and policy analysis (additional work experience considered an asset).
  • A comprehensive understanding of the international, historical and contemporary policies affecting Aboriginal Peoples pre/post Canadian confederation including socio-economic determinants of health and the unique challenges facing Indigenous learners living on/off reserve.
  • Working knowledge of the tri-council statement policy statement involving respectful research involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada.
  • Experience designing and delivering lesson plans for intercultural classroom compositions.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment with faculty and staff.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively use available class and seminar time and maintain appropriate office hours to ensure availability for student consultation.
  • Maintain collegial working relationships in a manner consistent with the 4Rs of respect, responsibility, relevance and reciprocity.
  • As appropriate, actively seek opportunities to integrate students and learning into on/off reserve organizations throughout British Columbia.
  • Be an authentic and active contributor to the Aboriginal Studies Department, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Langara Faculty Association and the College.

o            Full time                                                X             Part-Time, Fraction (25%) of Full-Time

o            Regular                                                  X             Temporary

Length of appointment:           Sept 1, 2018 – Dec 31, 2018

Start Date:                               August, 2018

Salary Range:                          Salary placement is on Langara instructors’ salary scale in accordance with qualifications and experience

Employee Group:                    LF

Application Information:          To apply, please visit our website at and select “Employment Opportunities”

For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact Justin Wilson, Coordinator Aboriginal Studies Program at

Deadline:                                 10 Days after postin

Competition Number:

Posted on: July 25, 2018

Distribution: Human Resources, L.F.A., Deans’ Office

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Call for applications: Post-doctoral fellowship at Netolnew (University of Victoria)- Due by April 30, 2018

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Call for applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship position with the NEȾOLṈEW̱ ‘one mind, one people’ Research Partnership. This Partnership works to understand and enhance Indigenous adults’ contributions to reviving Indigenous languages in Canada.
The attached REVISED posting outlines the position, eligibility criteria, and the application process. You can also visit to view the posting and learn more about the project.
The closing date has been extended to April 30, 2018.

Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Political Ecology School of Environmental Studies (University of Victoria): Due- May 1, 2018

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Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Political Ecology

School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria

July 1, 2019 start date

The School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, located on the traditional territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples, invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Political Ecology. The interdisciplinary field of Political Ecology critically investigates the social, political, economic and cultural dimensions of environmental challenges to develop solutions that are effective because they are responsive to not only technical and ecological but social and political realities. Political Ecology has consistently (but not exclusively) focused on environmental challenges faced and overcome by Indigenous and local communities, emphasizing the vital intertwining of social and ecological considerations embedded in their resistance and the solutions that arise from it. We seek a political ecologist who is working in interdisciplinary contexts, preferably with Indigenous and/or local communities. The School of Environmental Studies,  is supported by three overlapping streams of scholarship: political ecology, ethnoecology, and ecological restoration. We are a relatively small group and depend on close cooperation, mutual respect and camaraderie for our flourishing.

Candidates will be evaluated on the criteria that follow. The successful candidate will be an emerging world-class researcher in the field of political ecology who demonstrates particular research creativity; has a critical understanding of the complex environmental challenges involving the interaction of social and biophysical systems, and be proposing an original, innovative research program of high quality with the potential to achieve international recognition. The candidate will offer evidence of high-quality teaching and supervision, and of high-impact research that is responsive to and respectful of the needs of Indigenous and/or local communities.

Tier 2 CRC Chairs are one of Canada’s premier early career recognition and recruitment programs, and are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination). However, applicants who are more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree (and where career breaks exist) may have their eligibility for a Tier 2 Chair assessed through the program’s Tier 2 justification process. For more information on the CRC program generally and on eligibility specifically, please consult the Canada Research Chairs website:

The successful applicant will be nominated by the University of Victoria for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair and, upon approval of the Chair by the CRC Secretariat, will then be offered a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor at the University (rank will be determined as per the Faculty of Social Sciences evaluation policy).  The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2019.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (

Please submit your application by e-mail to:   Applications should include in a single PDF: (1) a cover letter providing an overview of the candidate’s qualifications and how they fulfill the criteria defined above, (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) a detailed description of the candidate’s proposed research program, including an assessment of impact of previous research and proposed research and a statement on how their research will complement and extend existing research capacity in the School, (4) samples of relevant published writing or other relevant materials (5) a teaching dossier, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (6) contact information for three referees.

The University of Victoria acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement.

Application deadline:  May 1, 2018.

Contact for questions:
Dr. Karena Shaw
Director, School of Environmental Studies

Call for Papers: Community, Psychology, and Indigenous Peoples- Due March 30, 2018

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Community, Psychology, and Indigenous Peoples

A special issue of the American Journal of Community Psychology

Guest Editors:

Nathaniel Mohatt and Pauline Guerin

Substantial conceptual knowledge and theoretical background has been laid for our understanding of indigenous psychologies, that is, distinctive facets of mind and mentality among Indigenous populations that persist despite centuries of contact and colonization. For this special issue, we invite papers that explore community engagement with Indigenous people, emancipatory projects in Indigenous communities, or participatory psychology research in Indigenous communities. This includes how the values of community psychology and related fields are embedded and integrated with indigenous ways of knowing, as well as explorations of contested spaces between community science and Indigenous Psychology. This special issue will highlight how both Indigenous and non-indigenous community scientists and educators navigate the discipline-dominated structures to incorporate indigeneity in various forms. We seek papers that contribute new insights to how the practice of community psychology and related fields of action and inquiry contribute to the social justice and emancipation of indigenous peoples. Through this special issue we expect to bring to light innovations in community science stemming from collaborative inquiry with indigenous communities, as well as clarify the ways in which community action and inquiry are relevant to Indigenous peoples.

We are seeking papers related to the following topics:

  • Articles that elucidate how people are navigating the intersections of indigenous psychology with research, practice, and teaching through “project-based” examples.
  • Examples of engagement with indigenous communities and partners to conduct research, teaching, or practice to advance a social justice agenda relevant for Indigenous peoples or incorporates Indigenous knowledges.
  • Articles addressing the conflicts that arise or ethical issues relevant to collaborating with Indigenous communities when conducting research, practice, or teaching.

Submission process: Authors should submit proposals by email to the Guest Editors of the Special Issue no later than March 30, 2018. Guest Editors will review the proposals and invite authors by June 1, 2018 to submit a full manuscript, subject to peer review and consistent with AJCP guidelines for reviewers. All submissions should be in English and proposals should state the type of article proposed as described in the AJCP Instructions for Authors available on the online submission portal ( Types of articles may include: original articles (theory or research), mixed methods research, first person accounts, advancing science, or empirical reviews. The deadline for submission of full manuscripts is November 1, 2018. Initial acceptance and Online First publication is anticipated as early as Spring 2019.

Send proposal submissions or inquiries to the Guest Editors: Nathaniel Mohatt:; and Pauline Guerin:

Tenured/Tenure-Track Position in Foundations of Education and Adult/Post-Secondary Education (University of Manitoba): Closing date April 9, 2018

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The University of Manitoba has posted a tenure-track/tenured position in Adult Education and Foundations of Education. Please find more information about the position by clicking on the link below.


Indigenous Existential Resistance: The Sundance Practice: July 3rd to July 15th, 2018

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Indigenous people face a difficult paradox related to the two challenges of surviving within individualist, competitive and consumerist societies while keeping alive alternative ways of knowing and being within them. The Sundance is one of the practices that affirms a different existential approach to life not defined by modern global capitalism.

This course combines lectures and seminars at UBC in Vancouver and a ten-day land-based experience in Southern Alberta, which includes a four-day observation of a Sundance ceremony.

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For more information, contact Cash Ahenakew at:

Registration now open! SAGE Writing Retreat @ UBC Longhouse (Vancouver, BC): April 28 & 29

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Registration is now open- space is limited to 20 participants!

Join us on Saturday April 28 & Sunday April 29 for dedicated time and space for Indigenous graduate students to write and develop their scholarly practice.

Highlights of this two-day retreat include:

  • help to articulate writing goals
  • peer sharing opportunities
  • one-on-one time to meet with faculty mentors for editing support
  • one yoga class per day
  • food and light snacks provided


Investigating Our Practices- Professional Development for Educators (Vancouver, BC): May 5, 2018

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On May 5th 2018, UBC will host the 21st Annual IOP Conference where practicing teachers, university educators, graduate students and student teachers from different educational contexts (schools, universities and colleges) come together to share their questions, investigations and understandings about their practice.

The IOP conference stresses dialogue among participants; presentations are intended to provoke and inform discussion. The final session of the conference will include large-group facilitated discussions on the most prominent conference sub-themes as identified by the presenters and participants.

Multi-Cultural Post-Doctoral Fellow @ University of Anchorage Alaska- Start Date: August 2018

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The UAA Alaska Native Studies Program invites applications for a Multi-Cultural Post-Doctoral Fellow to begin August, 2018. This is a 9 month appointment (August to May) with a 3 month contract extension during the summer. This appointment may be renewed for up to an additional two years.

• Teaching: Teach one undergraduate course per semester. • Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work: Nationally recognized publications, possibly supplemented with creative work, will be one of the primary focuses of the post-doctoral residency. • Service: Serve on AKNS or UAA committees, departmental duties as assigned. AKNS faculty will provide mentoring in the areas of teaching, research and opportunities to engage with the UAA and greater Anchorage and Alaska community/ies.
We seek a scholar with an emerging [or] established specialty in Indigenous/Alaska Native studies – which is a very interdisciplinary field. Specific areas of specialization will complement or deepen the research and scholarly in the areas of education/pedagogy, languages, the arts, history, politics, anthropology, and psychology. The successful candidate will teach one undergraduate course per semester and will maintain an active research and creative agenda. Additionally, this individual will integrate and expand the mission of Alaska Native Studies Program at UAA.
Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States at the time of application.
Evidence of a potential for successful teaching, service, and research activity.
Required Experience:
• Ph.D. or terminal degree (already received or having completed all requirements and waiting graduation) in American Indian/Native American, Indigenous Studies or closely related concentration area. The desired area of scholarly expertise within Indigenous or Alaska Native Studies is open.
• Ability to engage and collaborate effectively with Alaska Native and diverse communities in the Anchorage/southcentral Alaska area.
• An interest and aptitude for event programming (conferences/symposia/festivals).
Preferred Qualifications
• One-year experience of teaching at the college/university level or demonstrate via syllabus design the potential for strong teaching.
• Experience with successful event programming (conferences/symposia/festivals) and community building.
• Candidates with a strong background in both research and teaching are especially encouraged to apply.
For more information contact Beth Leonard,

The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving @ MOA, UBC Vancouver- Closing day April 15, 2018

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Final curatorial tour for the Salish Weaving exhibition Thursday April 12 from 7-8pm, FREE with museum admission (admission is FREE for UBC students and all Indigenous people!).

Closing day and fashion show for the exhibition The Fabric of Our Land will be April 15, beginning at 1pm.

For more information visit: