2015 Noted Summer Scholar Public Lecture – Video Online

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2015 Noted Summer Scholar Public Lecture – Video Online

The 2015 Noted Summer Scholar public lecture took place on August 5th. Dr. Claudia Mitchell of McGill University presented Looking at showing: On the politics and pedagogy of exhibiting in order to engage communities and policy makers.

To learn more about Dr. Mitchell and to access the video and information on the lecture, please visit:

New Publication – Growing Our Own: Indigenous Research, Scholars, and Education

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Growing Our Own: Indigenous Research, Scholars, and Education

The Alaska Native Studies Council (ANSC) held its first conference in the spring of 2013 in Anchorage, Alaska. The original plan called for a biennial conference, which would alternate between the various University of Alaska campus locations. Due to the success of the first conference at the University of Alaska Anchorage, it has become an annual event, and the University of Alaska Southeast hosted the 2014 conference. The theme of the second ANSC Conference was “Growing our Own: Indigenous Researchers, Scholars, and Education.” This theme was selected by the Conference Organizing Committee and was based on our mission and the interest of participants. The pre-conference symposia showcased Alaska Native artists sharing their works at the University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau campus. The theme “Growing Our Own” was inspired by the work of leaders in the Indigenous education movement.

Recent Submissions

Survey on Science Engagement for UBC

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Survey on Science engagement for UBC

UBC would like to recommend that you take a 10-15 minute survey that gets to the heart of what it means to be a scientist/researcher (a measurement of excellence in science engagement/outreach).

A working group at the Global Young Academy (where Dr. Kai Chan is a UBC representative) is a launching a novel effort to understand how engagement is assessed in our jobs and how we perceive it. It also seeks to assess how these perceptions about engagement, measurement, and importance, differ between researchers and their managers/heads of department, etc.
Link for university, government, NGO and industry staff with a PhD:
Link for students and postdocs:

2016-2017 Native Investigator Development Program now accepting applications, Due: July 12, 2015

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Applications for the Native Investigator Development Program (NIDP) are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 cohort.

The purpose of this solicitation is to recruit American Indian and Alaska Native junior faculty (MD, PhD) to apply to join the next 2-year cohort of the Native Investigator Development Program, which is an academic career development program in the Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) co-located at the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Washington.

Eligibility Criteria for Native Investigators

Candidates from fields such as medicine, nursing, public health, anthropology, psychology, sociology, and other social and behavioral sciences are encouraged to apply. Criteria for admission to the program include:
1)      Native status, with documentation as needed and/or appropriate tribal affiliation,
2)      An advanced degree such as an MD, PhD, DSW, JD, EdD or the equivalent, in one of the social, behavioral, or health sciences, or law or education; and
3)      Ability to demonstrate the relevance and need for training to future plans and career development.

Native Investigator Program Description

The Native Investigator Program is a career development program that focuses on acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary for submission of a career development grant and progression to an independently-funded research career. The training program includes formal didactic sessions, workshops, mini-courses, regular meetings, mentoring activities by Core Faculty, and consultations with Affiliated Faculty. Personnel, resources, and activities originate from both the University of Colorado-Denver and the University of Washington in Seattle. The specific aims of the Native Investigator Development Program are:

To increase the number of AI/AN professionals capable of conducting research in areas of high priority among Native elders, in particular those that aim to reduce health disparities and achieve health equity;
To establish mentoring relationships between senior scholars and Native Investigators to study the  health of the aging AI/AN population;
To improve the methodological skills of Native Investigators by participation in Secondary Data Analyses and Pilot Studies studying the health of older AIAN; and
To submit a career development award to continue on a career trajectory toward becoming independent investigators studying the health of aging AI/AN.

Instructions for Applicants:

Thank you for your interest in applying for the 2016-2017 Native Investigator Development Program (NIDP).

In addition to the information captured on the web-based application (​​​, the following documents should be submitted via email, no later than July 12, 2015:

Cover Letter – Your Cover Letter should Include your reason for applying to the NIDP as well as your commitment to the Native population.
Current Curricula Vitae (CV).
Three letters of recommendation.
A writing sample. Please submit one of the following, listed in descending order of preference:
First-author peer-reviewed journal article;
First-author book chapter;
Same types of publication, but in preparation; or
Dissertation/thesis chapter.

Please complete the online application first. The additional application materials listed above should be sent to Linda Smith, the NERC Program Coordinator, at

All documents should be sent in electronic format, either PDF or Microsoft Word. Please contact Linda Smith directly if you have any questions or concerns regarding the application process or the required application materials. The deadline for submitting application materials is July 12, 2015.

Thank you,
Linda A Smith | Research Program Assistant
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus | Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health
13055 E. 17th Avenue, Rm. 328A | Mail Stop F800
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-7889 | |

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society journal publishes new blog series exploring hip hop and decolonization

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Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society just published a series entitled “Hip Hop and Decolonization” that includes twelve essays from hip hop artists and thinkers spanning a wide range of ideas and communities. Many of the essays utilize and incorporate audio and video, including the essay from Mark V. Campbell, which has a specially recorded DJ set for his essay.

Check out the essays below!

Jasiri X – Motivation and Mission (Don’t Let Them Get Away With Murder)

SCZ – Remixing: Decolonial Strategies in Cultural Production

Kyle T. Mays – Can We Live And Be Modern? Decolonization, Indigenous Modernity, and Hip Hop

Jenell Navarro – Remixing Education: Tall Paul’s Contributions to Decolonizing the Classroom

Susan Blight – Where You’re From and Where You’re At: Place, Space and the Assertion of Nationhood in Shibastik’s “Moose River”

Frank Waln – Indigenous Hip Hop and Performance as Resurgence

Bryce Henson – Burning the Imperialist Nostalgia: The Native Urban Renaissance in North America

Mark V. Campbell – Sonic Intimacies: On DJing Better Futures

Chandni Desai – Trackin’ Settler Colonial Erasures in Palestine: Decolonizing Zionist Toponymy

Lindsay Knight (Eekwol) – Rhyming Out the Future: Reclaiming Indigenous Identity Through Hip Hop

Mahlikah Awe:ri (of the Red Slam Collective) – Right Level, Next Level: Indigenizing Hip Hop

Professor D.Us (of Dope Poets) – Hip Hop’s Origins as Organic Decolonization

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
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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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“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.