Day: January 1, 2015

Job – Assistant Professor, Critical Indigenous Geographies – UBC First Nations Studies Program, tenure-track. Due Jan 17, 2015

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FNSP 2014/15 Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Critical Indigenous Geographies
The First Nations Studies Program (FNSP) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Critical Indigenous Geographies.
FNSP is committed to cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in Indigenous theory, methods and applied practice, and is seeking an innovative and expansive scholar in a discipline related to the study of critical Indigenous geographies. We particularly welcome feminist, political, intersectional, and/or decolonial approaches to Indigenous peoples’ relationships with land, territory, and belonging. Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment (or to have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent), and demonstrate clear potential for excellent research, teaching, curriculum development, publication, and student supervision. Applicants will also have a strong commitment to mentoring Indigenous students, and a history of success in ethical engagement and respectful collaboration with Indigenous communities, organizations, and/or institutions.
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching, and service. In addition to teaching in the core interdisciplinary curriculum of the FNSP, the position involves the collaborative development and delivery of additional FNSP curricula and pedagogy, as well as ethical research, community-based scholarship, collaboration and engagement; the mentoring and research supervision of students at all levels from a diversity of disciplines; coordination with other programs and initiatives at UBC and beyond related to Indigenous peoples; as well as liaison with other institutions, organizations, and community-based initiatives involved with Indigenous peoples and their political, cultural, spiritual, economic, historical, and kinship-based relationships with the land.
FNSP is in the final stages of a transition to a new name (First Nations and Indigenous Studies) within the proposed Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, a major new humanities and social sciences unit in the UBC Faculty of Arts dedicated to the advancement of innovative research and teaching in the field, locally as well as globally. The pending Institute will include a graduate program, so the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop curricula on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as to collaborate with postdoctoral research fellows, visiting scholars, and resident artists.
For more information about the First Nations Studies Program, please consult our web site at: For information about UBC’s Aboriginal Strategic Plan and the broader context for Indigenous scholarship at UBC, please visit:
The appointment is to begin on July 1, 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter, and is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The First Nations Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program: depending on the status of the Institute proposal at the time of appointment, the successful candidate will be appointed either fully in the Institute or cross-appointed in a Department of relevant disciplinary specialization. Appointment structure is flexible: primary responsibilities are within FNSP, but there are options for teaching opportunities and student supervision at all levels in the disciplinary Department of appointment.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.  As permitted by Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Aboriginal persons, in particular, First Nations/Metis/Inuit candidates. 
Application materials should be received via email no later than January 17, 2015. E-mail all application materials
Applications should include the following:
• a two-page letter of application;
• comprehensive curriculum vitae;
• a publication (or manuscript) related to your relevant area of research;
• evidence of teaching effectiveness (including evaluations, if available).
In addition, applicants are asked to arrange for the following to be emailed to the address above by the same deadline:
• confidential letters from three academic references;
• confidential letters from two other references who can address your effectiveness in Aboriginal/Indigenous community engagement.
If you have questions or would like clarification, please contact the FNSP Program Chair. Applications and queries should be addressed to: Dr. Daniel Heath Justice, Chair, First Nations Studies Program. 

in education – Autumn 2014 Special Issue: Practices of Poetic Inquiry

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in education has just published its latest issue at We invite you to review the Table of
Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items
of interest.
Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,
Patrick Lewis, Editor-in-Chief
Shuana Niessen, Managing Editor, in education
in education
Vol 20, No 2 (2014): Autumn 2014 Special Issue: [Practices of Poetic
Inquiry] in education Table of Contents
Editorial: Poetic Inquiry in/for/as (1-11)
   John J. Guiney Yallop,    Sean Wiebe,    Sandra L. Faulkner
Poetic Inquiry and Its Lyrical Potential for Research (12-20)
   Nilofar Shidmehr
The Radiance of the Small (21-28)
   Alexandra Fidyk,    Lorri Neilsen Glenn,    Merle Nudelman
³The Receiver No Longer Holds the Sound²: Parents, Poetry, and the
Voices We Create in the World (29-47)
   Heather McLeod,    Gisela Ruebsaat
Poetic Inquiry as Visiting:  Stories of Men  (48-58)
   Jodi Marie Latremouille
You Don¹t Know Me:  Adolescent Identity Development Through Poetry
Performance (59-77)
   Janette Michelle Hughes,    Laura Jane Morrison,    Cornelia
Ekphrastic Poetics: Fostering a Curriculum of Ecological Awareness
Through Poetic Inquiry (78-89)
   Andrejs Kulnieks,    Kelly Young
Life and Mortality: A Teacher’s Awakening (90-102)
   Carli Molnar
Liminal Lives: Navigating the Spaces Between (Poet and Scholar)
   C. L. Clarke
Synthesis: A Poetic Exploration of the Integral Model Investigating the
Interconnected Strands of Mindfulness in Our Educational Landscapes
   Kimberley Anne Holmes
Uumasuusivissuaq : Spirit and Indigenous Writing (135-146)
   Karla Jessen Williamson
Performing Embodied Pedagogy: Listening to the Small Talk of My Injured
   Lorna Louise Ramsay
The Many Paths to Sophia: Toward a Deeper Philosophical Appreciation of
Poetry (161-176)
   William A. Welton,    Daniela Elza
Book Review
A Review of  Poetic Inquiry: Vibrant Voices in the Social Sciences
   Vanessa Tse
A Review of  The Art of Poetic Inquiry  (182-184)
   Susan M Manning
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Video: Watch Colorado Governor’s Sand Creek Apology

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Video: Watch Colorado Governor’s Sand Creek Apology

Hickenlooper Sand Creek Apology
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper offered an apology for what happened at the Sand Creek Massacre.

Cheyenne and Arapaho Television (CATV 47) was on hand for the 150th commemoration of the Sand Creek Massacre and documented the moment on December 3 when Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper offered an apology while standing on the steps of the state capitol.

“Today we gather here to formally acknowledge what happened, the massacre at Sand Creek,” he begins. “We should not be afraid to criticize and condemn that which is inexcusable, so I am here to offer something that has been too long in coming, and on behalf of the State of Colorado, I want to apologize.”

He recognized the runners, who had completed the Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run, and pointed out that the apology did not come lightly.

Watch the full video below:


Job – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Canadian Literature at York University, Tenure-Track, Due Jan 30, 2015

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Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
Discipline/Field: Canadian Literature
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: English
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2015
Applications are invited for a tenure-stream (open rank) position in Canadian Literature. Research specialization within the field of Canadian Literature is open, and we are particularly interested in candidates producing ground-breaking, transformative, theoretically-rich scholarship within and across periods, genres, and regions. Interests might include a combination of the following: Aboriginal, Québécois, or multi-ethnic literatures; 19th-century Canadian writing; critical theory or cultural studies; drama; and literary history. Candidates with strong interdisciplinary commitments are also encouraged to apply. Capacity to engage with francophone texts is an asset. Inspiring and outstanding scholars at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications include: a PhD in English Literature (or a related field) with specialization in Canadian Literature; a dynamic, substantial, and ongoing research portfolio; an innovative scholarly profile appropriate to level of appointment; and a track record of experience and demonstrable excellence in university teaching. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Canadian Literature at all levels, contribute to curricular development in her/his area of specialization, and participate actively in the graduate program. The successful candidate shall be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Home to the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University has long been a leader in the field. The Department of English is committed to invigorating and expanding its traditional commitments to cutting-edge research and pedagogical excellence in Canadian Literature.

The start date for this position is July 1, 2015. Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. The deadline for applications is January 30, 2015.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Candidates should submit a signed letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a sample of the applicant’s written work (no longer than 25 pp.), and arrange for three signed letters of reference to be sent or electronically transmitted to:

Professor Jonathan Warren, Chair
Department of English
208 Stong College
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3
Email: — (Subject line: “Canadian Literature Search”)

Applicants using Interfolio should use the following link:

Posting End Date: January 30, 2015

CFP – “Environmental Ethics and Activism in Indigenous Literature and Film”, Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, Due Feb 1, 2015

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Call for Proposals on “Environmental Ethics and Activism in Indigenous Literature and Film”


for a
special bilingual issue of the

Canadian Review of Comparative Literature (CRCL)


“Environmental Ethics and Activism in Indigenous

Literature and Film”

co-edited by
Warren Cariou (University of Manitoba), Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair (University of
Manitoba) and Isabelle St-Amand (University of Manitoba)

This special journal edition aims to showcase comparative perspectives on the issues of environmental ethics and activism in Indigenous cultures, and also to highlight the relationships among different media and genres of Indigenous creative expression. We want to explore the diverse and interrelated forms of Indigenous creativity, including literature, film, new media and performance. Our comparative and bilingual approach seeks to explore themes of environmental ethics and activism in a contemporary context where resource extraction and industrialization are increasingly being countered by indigenized forms of thought and action. We encourage proposals that examine the discourses, aesthetics, and knowledges that are emerging at the intersections of public protest, artistic expression, and environmental ethics. Themes to be examined include but are not limited to:

Land and sovereignty
Relationships between human and other-than-human
Colonial violence and resource extraction
Urban rallies and embodied knowledge
Kinship and responsibilities
Resistance and resurgence
Territories of the imagination

Deadlines for Submissions:
Proposals (300 words): February 1st, 2015
Final submissions (preference given to articles between 6000 to 7500 words): July 15th, 2015

The CRCL is a pluralistic, bilingual and peer-reviewed journal devoted to projects and articles that speak to concerns in Canadian culture and literature and beyond in a comparative context. The CRCL encourage excellence and are blind to the stage of the scholar or his or her identity.

If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, please send your proposal to :

CFP – “Gender, Sexuality & Decolonization” in Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, Due: March 16, 2015

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Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society is proud to announce the
Call for Papers for a new special issue on “Gender, Sexuality &
Decolonization”. This issue is guest edited by Karyn Recollet (University of
Toronto), in conjunction with Eric Ritskes (Editor of Decolonization).

The CFP can be read, shared and downloaded here:

It is also available to read on our website,

We hope you will consider submitting to this exciting and important issue,
as well as sharing the CFP widely among your networks!

“Badger” by Daniel Justice, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture

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Seven things you didn’t know about badgers, from Daniel Justice’s new book ‘Badger’, which will be published by Reaktion Books in February 2015.

Bio – Daniel Justice

Daniel Heath Justice is a Colorado-born Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He received his B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Before coming to UBC, he spent ten years as a faculty member in the Department of English at the University of Toronto, where he was also an affiliate of the Aboriginal Studies Program.

Daniel currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture. He is the author of Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History and numerous essays in the field of Indigenous literary studies, as well as co-editor of a number of critical and creative anthologies and journals, including the award-winning Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature. His Indigenous epic fantasy novel, The Way of Thorn and Thunder: The Kynship Chronicles, was released in 2011 by the University of New Mexico Press. His current and forthcoming projects include a cultural history of badgers, a new fantasy novel, a critical monograph on kinship in Indigenous writing, and, with co-editor James H. Cox, the Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature. He is delighted to be on faculty at UBC and to be learning from and contributing to its vibrant intellectual community, as well as participating fully in the important work of the First Nations Studies Program.
For more, visit Daniel’s website.

Job – Term Instructor/Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies

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Instructor/Assistant Professor
Term Instructor/Assistant Professor
from Alaska Native Knowledge Network – Friday,  19 December 2014, 02:12 pm
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Cross-Cultural Studies
invites applications for a term instructor or term assistant professor
position in Indigenous Studies, with significant experience in data
management and dissemination for institutions serving indigenous people.
UAF has a significant number of Indigenous students enrolled in a wide
range of academic programs that are available on campus in Fairbanks as
well as through a network of six rural campuses and a variety of distance
education programs administered through the College of Rural and Community

Indigenous Studies is located in the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies and
constitutes an interdisciplinary M.A. and PhD program built upon an
integrated set of core courses designed around a set of six specialty areas
with emphases in Indigenous Research, Indigenous Education, Indigenous
Knowledge Systems, Indigenous Languages, Indigenous Sustainability and
Indigenous Leadership. The program is offered jointly through the Center
for Cross-Cultural Studies, the Alaska Native Language Center, the School
of Education, and the Department of Alaska Native and Rural Development.
The PhD program was established in 2009 and is administered by the Center
for Cross-Cultural Studies in cooperation with the UAF Graduate School, the
College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Rural and Community
Development. Many Indigenous Studies courses are cross-listed and there is
the opportunity to work with students and faculty in other disciplines,
schools, or colleges. Most courses are offered by various modes of distance

The Center for Cross-Cultural Studies was established in 1971 by action of
the UA Board of Regents. In addition to the academic programs, it houses
the Alaska Native Knowledge Network, a curriculum clearinghouse and a
publications center. The research and development agenda for the Center
focuses on applied research, cultural collaborations, and academic programs
that benefit the people of Alaska.

For more information, please go to: