You are invited to a SAGE morning coffee and chat with Indigenous scholar Dustin Louie, from the University of Calgary Faculty of Education.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
10:30 to 11:30 am
Boardroom, First Nations Longhouse
It is a great chance to meet and chat about his work and maybe ask some questions about new scholar roles and responsibilities.
Following the coffee and chat, Dustin will be giving a talk at the Social Justice Institute in the Jack Bell Building on Indigenous girls and their over representation in sexual exploitation and sex trade. Please see attached poster.
Canadian Journal of Education
Canadian Journal of Education/Revue canadienne de l’éducation has just published its latest issue [Vol 39, No 4 (2016)] at http://www.cje-rce.ca/index.php/cje-rce. We invite you to review the Table of Contents on our site and review articles and items of interest.
|Editorial | December 2016|
|Christopher DeLuca, Theodore M. Christou||1-3|
|Les enseignants issus de la diversité ethnoculturelle représentent-ils une valeur ajoutée pour la profession ? Résultats d’une étude menée en Suisse romande||PDF (Français)|
|Stéphanie Bauer, Abdeljalil Akkari||1-25|
|Documenter les façons de faire d’enseignants de 6e année du primaire en mathématiques, en lecture et en écriture dans toutes les étapes de la démarche d’évaluation||PDF (Français)|
|Lakshmee Devi Ramoo, Micheline-Joanne Durand||1-24|
|Revisiting the Challenges Linked to Parenting and Home–School Relationships at the High School Level|
|Rollande Deslandes, Sylvie Barma||1-32|
|Développer le sens du métier pour favoriser le bienêtre en formation initiale à l’enseignement||PDF (Français)|
|Enseigner en milieu francophone minoritaire canadien: synthèse des connaissances sur les défis et leurs implications pour la formation des enseignants||PDF (Français)|
|Martine Cavanagh, Laurent Cammarata, Sylvie Blain||1-32|
|From Cultural Deprivation to Individual Deficits: A Genealogy of Deficiency in Inuit Adult Education|
|Inclusion Reconceptualized: Pre-Service Teacher Education and Disability Studies in Education|
|Chris Gilham, Joanne Tompkins||1-25|
|Étude de conditions didactiques favorables à la décontextualisation des connaissances mathématiques||PDF (Français)|
|Lire des textes de fiction et des textes informatifs aux élèves du préscolaire et du primaire : analyse des interactions extratextuelles des enseignants||PDF (Français)|
|Evolving Practices: Admissions Policies in Ontario Teacher Education Programs|
|Michael Holden, Julian Kitchen||1-28|
Book Reviews/Recensions d’ouvrages
|Indigenous Business in Canada: Principles and Practices|
|Melanie Nelson, Matthew Waugh||1-4|
|Self-Construction and Social Transformation: Lifelong, Lifewide and Life-deep Learning|
|GRIT: The Power of Passion and Perseverance|
CFP – Rising Up: Indigenous Knowledge and Research in Indigenous Studies Graduate Student Conference, University of Manitoba. Due: Feb 3, 2017
Laura Forsythe, B.A., B Ed.
Native Studies Graduate Students Association
The new David Suzuki Fellowship program will empower emerging scholars to tackle complex environmental problems. It will reduce financial barriers, provide mentorship and foster leadership and creativity so fellows can conduct research and engage and inform the public and policy-makers. One fellowship each will be available in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The Vancouver-based fellow will join the Foundation’s Science and Policy team and research innovative clean energy solutions and/or the economics of sustainable development.
Each fellowship is valued at $50,000 stipend plus up to $5,000 in travel and professional expenses.
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Interactive map by University of Georgia historian shows U.S. appropriation of over 1.5 billion acres Indigenous land, 1776-1887
This interactive map, produced by University of Georgia historian Claudio Saunt to accompany his new book West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, offers a time-lapse vision of the transfer of Indian land between 1776 and 1887. As blue “Indian homelands” disappear, small red areas appear, indicating the establishment of reservations. (Above is a GIF of the map’s time-lapse display; visit the map’s page to play with its features.)
The project’s source data is a set of maps produced in 1899 by the Bureau of American Ethnology. The B.A.E. was a research unit of the Smithsonian that published and collected anthropological, archaeological, and linguistic research on the culture of North American Indians, as the nineteenth century drew to a close.
While the time-lapse function is the most visually impressive aspect of this interactive, the “source map” option (available on the map’s site) offers a deep level of detail. By selecting a source map, and then zooming in to the state you’ve selected, you can see details of the map used to generate that section of the interactive. A pop-up box tells you which Native nation was resident on the land, and the date of the treaty or executive order that transferred the area to the government, as well as offering external links to descriptions of the treaty and of the tract of land.
In the site’s “About” section (reachable by clicking on the question mark), Saunt is careful to point out that the westward-moving boundaries could sometimes be vague. Asked for an example, he pointed me to the 1791 treaty with the Cherokee that ceded the land where present-day Knoxville, Tenn. stands. The treaty’s language pointed to landmarks like “the mouth of Duck river,” a broad approach that left a lot of room for creative implementation. When dealing with semi-nomadic tribes, Saunt added, negotiators sometimes designated a small reservation, “rather than spelling out the boundaries of the cession.” Read more…
Call for Nominations to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Survivors Circle. Due: Sept 2, 2016
ConstitutionMirroring the Governing Circle, the Survivors Circle will be composed of seven members, each serving two-year terms capable of renewal.
Travel, expenses, and a modest honorarium related to participation in the Circle will be provided by the Centre.
Members of the Circle should be prepared to work in a spirit of collaboration with the staff of the Centre, the University, the Governing Circle, and other Partners of the Centre.
The Survivors Circle will provide advice and guidance to the NCTR and the Governing Circle on a range of topics including, but not limited to:
• Respectful care of the documents and statements collected by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)
• Survivor perspectives on personal privacy and access to records
• Commemorative initiatives as they relate to the Centre’s activities
Members of the Circle may also be called upon to make speaking visits to schools, universities, and other organizations in addition to acting as a representative of the Centre on occasion.
First Nations, Inuit, and Métis organizations, groups, communities, and individuals may nominate individuals to the Survivors Circle.
Survivors may also nominate themselves.
For organizations submitting nominations, nominators should confirm the individual is willing and able to accept nomination to the Committee prior to submitting names to the Nominating Committee for review.
Each nomination should consist of:
• A brief biography or resume of the individual
• A brief statement on why the individual nominated would make a good addition to the Circle.
• For Survivors nominating themselves, a short bio and explanation of why you wish to be considered.
• One or more letters of support
Nominations will be reviewed by the NCTR Governing Circle.
The Governing Circle will have sole discretion to appoint the members of the Survivors Circle and will make an effort to balance cultures, languages, gender, and geographic spread in their selection.
Members will be appointed for a duration of two years with the potential to renew this appointment.
Submission of Names
Please send nomination submissions no later than September 2nd 2016 to
All submissions will be treated with the utmost of confidence.