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Day: December 27, 2015

Peabody Essex Museum receives grant to support Native American Fellowship

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Setting up for “Native Fashion Now” at the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Setting up for “Native Fashion Now” at the Peabody Essex Museum.

The Peabody Essex Museum has received a $750,000 grant to expand a fellowship program intended to train aspiring Native American museum professionals. The three-year grant, awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will enable the museum to increase the number of fellows it admits annually, extend the program to 12 weeks, and introduce more formal mentoring programs.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be partnering with the Mellon Foundation,” said PEM director Dan Monroe. “It offers an opportunity for more young Native American leaders to significantly strengthen their capabilities to be successful in many cultural arenas — be it in their communities or in the context of their existing institutions, whether it’s an art museum like PEM or another organization.”

First created by the museum six years ago, the Native American Fellowship program is believed to be the only one of its kind in the country. Reserved for students of Native American or native Hawaiian descent, the program provides specific fellowships in curatorial, educational, media, and manuscript processing. Read More…

New Issue in Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society

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Dear friends,

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society has just published its
latest issue at http://decolonization.org/index.php/des/issue/view/1618.

We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web
site to review and read articles and items of interest.

We’re thrilled to continue to publish as an open access journal and
appreciate your ongoing support in sharing this work as widely as possible
through your networks!

In peace,

Eric Ritskes
Editor

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society
Vol 4, No 2 (2015)
Table of Contents
http://decolonization.org/index.php/des/issue/view/1618

Cover Art
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Artist’s statement: What decolonization means to me
Kalkidan Assefa

Articles
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Indigenous girls and the violence of settler colonial policing
Jaskiran K. Dhillon
Refusal to forgive: Indigenous women’s love and rage
Rachel Flowers
Teaching Indigenous methodology and an Iñupiaq example
Maureen P. Hogan,       Sean A. Topkok
Beyond the colonial divide: African diasporic and Indigenous youth alliance
building for HIV prevention
Ciann L. Wilson,        Sarah Flicker,  Jean-Paul Restoule
Tensional decolonization and public order in Western Nigeria, 1957-1960
Oluwatoyin Oduntan,     Kemi Rotimi
Reviews
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A review of Indigenous Statistics: A Quantitative Research Methodology
Elaine Coburn
Indigenous temporal priority and the (de)legitimization of the Canadian
state: A book review of On Being Here to Stay
Scott Kouri

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Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society
www.decolonization.org

CFP – Queer U 2016 Call for Submissions EXTENSION to Jan 3, 2016

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Queer U 2016 “Claiming our Power, Claiming Ourselves: Healing our Communities Through (Un)Learning” – Jan 3, 2016

 

As part of Outweek (Feb 5-12), The Pride Collective is organizing Queer U, an annual academic conference on sexualities and genders. The conference centers on bringing the research and work of students and established scholars from across the west coast of north america and beyond to a broad audience in an attempt to foster understanding and discussion.

 

This year, the theme is “Claiming our Power, Claiming Ourselves: Healing our Communities Through (Un)Learning”. Our queerness is political and we are doing the work to undo cisheteronormative and homonormative narratives. This Outweek is organized with the intentions of strengthening our communities by recognizing the ways in which queer communities need to be actively working to do better, and how that is intricately related to the ways we heal, collectively and with ourselves. Please try to work this into your presentation, but any and all submissions will be considered.

 

This call for papers is open to undergraduate and graduate contributors and established scholars from any department or area of research that relates to sexuality and gender. Strong undergraduate submissions are also accepted. Workshop Proposals related to community are welcome as well. All topics are welcome; however Queer U is especially seeking submissions dealing with the following topics:

  • Queer & Trans* Healing
  • Critiques of Homonormativity
  • Relationships between Community & Wellness
  • Intersections of Queer/Trans* Communities with Systems of Power
  • Anti-racist, Indigenous, and/or Intersectional Feminist Approaches are Encouraged!

 

If interested, send in a short (300 word or less) abstract outlining the paper, presentation, and/or workshop to prideubc@gmail.com no later than January 3rd, 2016. Please title email Queer U abstract.

 

The Queer U Conference is open to the general public. It will take place on Saturday, February 6th from 11am to 5pm.

Funding – Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships, Due: Feb 1, 2016

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Mackenzie King Memorial Scholarships

The Open Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded each year. The Traveling Scholarship is available to graduates of Canadian universities who pursue graduate study in the United States or the United Kingdom in the areas of international relations or industrial relations (including the international or industrial relations aspects of law, history, politics and economics). Recently four scholarships have been awarded annually.

Please note that this competition requires all signatures to be original (in ink). Please advise your reference writers accordingly.

Deadline: A complete application package must be received by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by 4:00pm on Monday 1 February 2016

Amount: $8,500 – $10,500 (subject to change)

Further information is available on the G+PS website at: http://www.grad.ubc.ca/awards/mackenzie-king-memorial-scholarships

Upcoming Indigenous Events at the Museum of Anthropology

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The Sepik River of Papua New Guinea is one of the largest river systems in the world, extraordinarily beautiful, but seldom visited. This exhibition will not only showcase the finest contemporary collection of these works in Canada – it will also raise awareness of environmental risks from proposed logging and mining operations that threaten the cultural and natural environs of the region.

Save the Date: Join us for the opening party on March 1, 2016.

 

 

  • Coastal First Nations Dance Festival

The 2016 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival returns to MOA in March with special performances and school programs. The festival will showcase the diverse and rich cultural traditions practiced by a selection of some of the best artists from coastal British Columbia, the Yukon, as well as national and international guest artists. The museum’s Great Hall will be transformed into a celebration of Indigenous cultures and dance traditions.

The 2016 Coastal First Nations Dance Festival is produced by the Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with the Museum of Anthropology.

 

Vancouver artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, is the focus in this provocative exhibition of new and existing paintings, drawings, sculptures, and installation works that confront the colonialist suppression of First Nations people, and the ongoing struggle for Aboriginal rights to lands, resources, and sovereignty.

Save the Date: Join us for the opening party on May 10, 2016.

 
  • Holiday Tours:
    December 19 – January 3
    11:00am- MOA Tour (55 min)
    1:00pm- Potlatch Collection Highlights (25 min)
    2:00pm- MOA Tour (55 min)

    Holiday tours end January 3rd. Check our website for the regular and holiday tour schedules.

  • Regular Tours starting January 4:
    Wednesday – Sunday:
    11:30am- MOA tour (55 min)
    2:00pm- MOA tour (55 min)

    Tuesday:
    11:30am- MOA tour (55 min)
    2:00- MOA tour (55 min)
    6:00pm- MOA Tour (55 min)

    All tours are free with museum admission.

  • Holiday Hours:
    Open December 31, 10am – 3pm
    Open January 1, 10am – 5pm
    *Please note that the café will be closed January 1.

 

 

 

Job – Assistant or Associate Professor, Inclusive Education, University of Regina. Due: Feb. 28, 2016

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TENURE-TRACK POSITION – ASSISTANT PROFESSOR INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

The Faculty of Education, University of Regina is inviting applications for a Full-time, Tenure-Track Position appointment beginning July 1, 2016.

The Faculty of Education seeks an individual who can work in the area of Inclusive Education with a focus on a variety of disabilities/exceptionalities. The Faculty has a strong orientation towards social justice issues in education and is committed to enacting the themes, vision, values and mission of the University’s Strategic Plan – peyak aski kikawinaw: Together We Are Stronger.

Duties:

The individual will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in Inclusive Education and Core Studies as part of the Educational Psychology program area, supervising undergraduate students in field experiences, supervising graduate students with their research, assuming active involvement in collegial governance and Faculty endeavors and engaging in individual and collaborative scholarly research.

Qualifications:

The successful individual will ideally possess a Ph.D. degree, or be near its completion when taking up the position, with a focus on Inclusive Education particularly as it relates to students with disabilities/exceptionalities. The individual should demonstrate successful teaching (or related experience) in K-12 schools, and, will ideally have experience with including/teaching students with disabilities/exceptionalities in regular school settings. As well, the candidate should demonstrate teaching in a university environment and have an active research agenda. Bilingualism (English/French) would be an asset.

Salary Range:

Depending on qualifications and experience, normally in the Assistant Professor range ($83,787 – $106,571). Starting Date: July 1, 2016

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Paul Clarke, Associate Dean, Faculty Development & Human Resources, Faculty of Education E-mail: Paul.Clarke@uregina.ca
Tel: 306-585-5353
Fax: 306-585-5330

Web: http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers

To Apply:

Applicants should send a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, photocopies of transcripts, teaching philosophy, description of scholarly research program, and the names and contact information of three referees by February 28, 2016 to:

Dr. Jennifer Tupper, Dean Faculty of Education University of Regina
3737 Wascana Parkway Regina, SK S4S 0A2

Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority; however, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Regina is committed to achieving a representative workforce. Qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self-identify on their applications.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Inclusive Education – Dec 2015

Job – Assistant or Associate Professor, Indigenous Education and Educational Core Studies, University of Regina. Due: Jan. 31, 2016

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TENURE-TRACK POSITION – ASSISTANT or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR INDIGENOUS EDUCATION and EDUCATIONAL CORE STUDIES

The Faculty of Education, University of Regina is inviting applications for a Full-time, Tenure-Track Position appointment beginning July 1, 2016.

The Faculty of Education seeks an individual who can contribute to our programs with expertise in Indigenous Education and Educational Core Studies. The Faculty has a strong orientation towards social justice issues in education and is committed to enacting the themes, vision, values and mission of the University’s Strategic Plan – peyak aski kikawinaw (Together we are stronger). Consistent with this orientation, all undergraduate students in the Faculty of Education take common Core Studies courses intended to foster and support critical examinations of schooling practices, curriculum, and pedagogy. Priority areas for the Faculty include the integration of Indigenous Education across programs and subject areas, Indigenizing teaching practices and curriculum, and supporting the University of Regina’s Aboriginal Initiative.

Duties:

The individual will be responsible to teach undergraduate and graduate classes in Core Studies and Indigenous Education, supervise undergraduate students in field experiences, supervise graduate students, assume active involvement in Faculty endeavours and engage in individual and collaborative scholarly research.

Qualifications:

The successful individual should possess a Ph.D. degree or the equivalent with an academic focus on Indigenous Education. The individual should demonstrate successful teaching experience in K-12 schools and university environments.

Salary Range:

Depending on qualifications and experience, applications for Assistant Professor or Associate Professor will be considered. The respective ranges for these positions are $83,787 – $106,571 and $99,365 – $126,941 as per the URFA Collective Agreement.

Starting Date: July 1, 2016

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Paul Clarke, Associate Dean, Faculty Development & Human Resources, Faculty of Education E-mail: paul.clarke@uregina.ca
Tel: 306-585-5353
Fax: 306-585-5330

Web: http://www.uregina.ca/hr/careers

To Apply:

Applicants should send a letter of introduction, current curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, a description of current research interests and projects, the names of three referees and photocopies of transcripts by January 31, 2016 to:

Dr. Jennifer Tupper, Dean Faculty of Education University of Regina 3737 Wascana Parkway Regina, SK S4S 0A2

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Regina is committed to achieving a representative workforce. Qualified diversity group members are encouraged to self-identify on their applications.

Original Posting: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor – Indigenous Education; Educational Core Studies

Job – Assistant Professor (tenure-track)Program for Education of Native Teachers and Community-based Education. Due: Jan. 18, 2016

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Assistant Professor  (tenure-track)
Program for Education of Native Teachers (PENT)
and Community-based Education (CBE)
Brandon University is a leader in providing high quality education to a diverse population of over 3,000 full-time and part-time students in nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate professional and pre-professional programs, in arts, sciences, education, music, and health studies.
The Faculty of Education at Brandon University is seeking a dynamic, collaborative, learner-centered educator for the PENT and CBE programs. PENT is a community-based, indigenous, pre-service teacher education program located. Students combine paraprofessional work in their community schools from September to April with courses at Brandon University from April to July. Community-based education (CBE) delivers an integrated B.A.∕B.Ed. program on site in rural communities.  Education courses are taught in rotation and include ELA, math, science and social studies methods; professional teacher; Aboriginal perspectives; classroom management; child and adolescent development; technology in education.  Applicants should specify their areas of expertise.
Qualifications: Doctoral degree (or ABD) in Education is preferred, a master’s degree education is required; excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; knowledge of theory and practice pertaining to indigenous teacher education;  successful teaching experience in K-12 and or post-secondary contexts; demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively; professional experience working with indigenous children, youth, families, and communities in K-12 school or agency-based settings.
Duties: Developing and conducting courses within the PENT/CBE programs; teaching in the integrated B.A. /B.Ed. programs; advising, supervising and evaluating student teacher candidates; administration of student field experiences; networking with school divisions, school administrators and cooperating teachers in support of the programs.  Liaison with indigenous communities and program sponsors; working collaboratively within the Faculty and with community partners in research and/or program support and development; service to the university and broader communities.
Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 18, 2016.
Start Date: March 1, 2016 or by mutual agreement.
Salary: Commensurate with the BUFA collective agreement, qualifications and experience.
Interested candidates should send electronically, in a single, reasonably sized PDF, a cover letter indicating how their skills and experience equip them for the position, a curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, any supporting documentation providing evidence of teaching and research accomplishments, and names and contact information of three referees to: Dr. Heather Duncan, deanofed@brandonu.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest in applying for this position and advise that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Short listed candidates will be expected to provide copies of credentials at time of interview.
Brandon University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.  All qualified persons are encouraged to apply including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Original Posting: Assistant Professor PENT_CBE