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:


Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium: Saturday March 3 @ UBC Longhouse- Program Available Now!

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There are only a few days left before the 16th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium (IGSS). This year focuses on the Indigenous graduate student experience, with a highlight of our keynote speaker; Dr. Leroy Little Bear.

Limited tickets are still available, register here:

Here is this year’s final program. As part of our efforts to be a sustainable and environmentally-friendly initiative, we encourage you to save the program to your mobile devices instead of printing.

IGSS 2018 Final Program

We hope to see you there!

Call for Papers: Investigating Our Practices (Vancouver, BC)- Due March 2, 2018

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21st Annual IOP Conference | May 5, 2018
Leading Our Own Learning
UBC Vancouver | Faculty of Education
Teaching is demanding and complex work, made more difficult if we try to do it in isolation, or without sharing and exploring our understandings together. In order to better understand and improve our teaching practice, many of us engage in classroom-, program-, or institution-based investigations focusing on the what, the how, and the why of our practice.
On Saturday, May 5, 2018, UBC hosts the 21st Annual IOP Conference, where practicing education professionals and students come together to share their questions, investigations, and understandings about their practice.
The conference stresses dialogue among participants. Presentations are intended to provoke and inform discussion. These exchanges typically fall within the following areas of inquiry:
·      the preparation of practitioners
·      the ongoing education of practitioners
·      the focus on classroom practice
·      the context of practice (e.g. social, political, and cultural analysis of practice)
·      researching practice (e.g. teacher inquiry/action) 
The theme this year is Leading our own Learning and the sub-themes are listed below:
·       Assessment and reporting practices
·       Practicing teacher research
·       New curriculum practices
·       Inquiry as a method of teaching
·       Inclusive education practices
·       Including Indigenous education practices
·       Mentoring practices
·       Social and emotional learning
·       Mental Health
The online Call for Proposals is now open, and closes on Friday, March 2, 2018. Proposals are invited in three formats:
·      Submit a proposal for an individual or group session. We want challenging, relevant, interactive presentations that showcase how you have been investigating some dimension of the teaching practice. Session time should be divided equally between provoking discussion by providing access to your understandings, and providing opportunity for others to discuss your conclusions.
·      Host a roundtable discussion. You have a critical question you would like to discuss with other practitioners and you are willing to initiate and moderate a conversation, perhaps based on your own experience or research.
·      Prepare a poster session. The poster format is ideal for the visual presentation of research results, a program of research, or research activities of a group.
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Indigenous Business Scholar (University of Manitoba): Review of applications begins April 9, 2018

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Applications are invited from Indigenous scholars (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit) for the Indigenous Business Scholar tenure-track position in the I. H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. The appointment will be at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor, depending on the qualifications of the candidate. The appointment start date is July 1, 2018, or as soon thereafter as possible. The budget for this position has been approved. This position is designated for Indigenous candidates; preference will be given to scholars who are of Canadian Indigenous (i.e., First Nation, Métis or Inuit) background, and specialize in topics relevant to Indigenous experience in the business disciplines. We will also consider scholars who are of American Indigenous background (i.e., Turtle Island).

A review of applications will begin on April 09 2018, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please submit application package by email to Tracy Foster at

Please address your application materials to: Dr. Wenlong Yuan, Search Committee Chair I.H. Please address your application materials to: Dr. Wenlong Yuan, Search Committee Chair I.H. Asper School of Business Room 426 Drake Centre University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V4

University of Manitoba Indigenous Business Scholar 25167 January 2018



Call for book chapters- On Indian Ground: A Return to Indigenous Knowledge-Generating Hope, Leadership and Sovereignty through Education (Due February 28, 2018)

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On Indian Ground is part part of a book series. This series is devoted to the recent developments, research, and practice of American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian education. It sees to illustrate recent methods, procedures, and applications designed for educators who work with American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian students and seeks to highlight tribal specific interventions by sharing best practices. We especially welcome chapters that combine successful practice with research.

Objective:  An easy reading volume that focuses on a specific geographic region and the tribes residing within that region to be used by practitioners and researchers who work with Indian people.

Chapter topics may include: History, Policy/Politics/Law, Tribal Departments of Education, Early Childhood, K-12 Best Practices, Language Revitalization, Post-Secondary, Exceptional Education, Curriculum Assessment, Counseling, Technology, Funding/Finance, Parents & Community Efforts, Research & Evaluation, and other topics.
Authors are invited to submit a 1-2 page chapter proposal for one of the topics listed above. We are looking for chapters not-to-extend 5,000 words in length.

Please note we will use APA stylesheet with double spacing.  It is helpful if you would name your electronic files as follows:


Example:  Warner.Chapter15.CaliforniaUrbanIndianEducation
For more information about the book series, please visit:
Extended Deadline is February 28, 2018