Indigenous and First Nations

Early Intervention with Indigenous Families & Children in British Columbia: A critical inquiry. Presentation by Dr. Alison Gerlach. 12-1 pm, Jan 14, 2016

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CRiHHI_AGerlach-FINALEarly Intervention with Indigenous Families & Children in   British Columbia : A critical inquiry

Presentation by Alison J Gerlach, PhD, MSc (OT), Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept. of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, UBC

DATE: Thursday, January 14, 2016

TIME: 12:00 – 1:00 pm

VENUE: Room T206
UBC School of Nursing
3rd Floor of the UBC Hospital [MAP]
2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC

Early childhood intervention (ECI) programs are increasingly recognized for their potential in promoting children’s health and well-being, and appear to be ideally positioned to play a vital role in fostering child health equity. Currently, there is a lack of research on ECI programs in the context of Indigenous families and children in Canada. This seminar will present the findings of a critical qualitative inquiry undertaken in partnership with the Aboriginal Infant Development Program (AIDP) of British Columbia.

Dr. Alison Gerlach is an occupational therapy-researcher who has worked for many years in partnership with Indigenous communities, organizations and colleagues on a shared agenda of promoting children’s health and wellbeing. Alison’s doctoral research is one of the few studies internationally that draws on critical theoretical perspectives and an ‘ an equity lens’ to examine how ECI can contribute towards fostering health equity for Indigenous infants and young children. The findings of this study have implications for all healthcare professionals working with Indigenous and non-Indigenous families and children who experience social disadvantages as a result of structural inequities.

Job – Dean of Students, Leech Lake Tribal College, Due: Oct. 14, 2015

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POSITION TITLE: Dean of Students

The Dean of Students directs activities related to a comprehensive college-wide student services program. The Dean will coordinate all areas of responsibility to achieve the integration of all student services and academic organizations in accordance with the College’s Mission and Goals, and will develop mechanisms to ensure quality customer service to achieve student success. Under the general direction of the President, the Dean of Students provides leadership and administrative oversight for student services activities including: Student Recruitment and Retention, Registration, Orientation, Admissions and Retention, Student Government, Student Clubs, Counseling/Advising, Athletics, Disabled Students, TRIO, GED testing, and Financial Aid Programs. Directly responsible to ensure LLTC meets all the HLC recommendations /requirements in regards to Student Services. The Dean is also responsible for the fiscal management and human resource management related to student services and as such, supervises, coordinates, and evaluates student support staff to include student support staff development.
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred. Three-Five years of progressive / demonstrated experience in similar positions to include previous supervisory responsibilities, leadership and managerial skills, implementation and evaluation of policies and regulations, organizational management, team building, strategic planning, and organizational planning processes.
Visit our website at for more information.  Send LLTC application and resume to: Human Resources, Leech Lake Tribal College, 6945 Littlewolf Rd Cass Lake, MN 56633. Phone (218) 335-4261

Conference: Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, Indigenous focus

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The Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group (IPSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) is sponsoring sessions at the 77th Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting. It will be held in Tucson, Arizona from September 24-27.

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Updated CFP: IGSS- Reciprocity in our Communities: Mobilizing Indigenous Leadership and Knowledge

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UPDATED DEADLINE:  Friday, February 7, 2014


Submissions accepted here

Send an email if you’d like to volunteer for the planning committee or volunteer on the day of the event:

Call for Papers -Native Traditions in the Americas Group (AAR)

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Native Traditions in the Americas Group, American Academy of Religion.

Questions can be directed to or

Michelene Pesantubbee, University of Iowa

Michael Zogry, University of Kansas

co-Chairs, Native Traditions in the Americas Group


General Questions about the Call for Papers? Read the General Call Instructions.

Questions about the PAPERS System? Read the PAPERS Instruction Manual.

Ready to submit your proposal? Go to the My Proposals page to get started!

The deadline for proposal submission is 5:00 PM EST, Monday, March 3.


Native Traditions in the Americas Group

We invite individual paper and group proposals on any aspect of Native traditions in the Americas (North, Central, and South). We especially encourage proposals in the following areas (topics not listed in order of importance):

•Native religious traditions or issues in Central or South America or in the Southwestern United States, including those in the San Diego area, either a) during any era, or b) for a possible cosponsored session with the Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean Group, specifically Mesoamerican and Indigenous Latin American religion and ritual in the precolonial and early colonial periods

•Native religious traditions in the Americas and peacemaking (for a possible cosponsored session with the Religions, Social Conflict, and Peace Group)

•Native traditional knowledge and the environment, including climate change (for a possible cosponsored session with the Religion and Ecology Group)

•Religious significance of or issues concerning oceans, waterways and watersheds

•Native religious traditions and architecture, including traditional homes

•Native religious traditions and gender roles

•Indigenous concepts of power

Mission Statement:

This Group sees its mission as the promotion of the study of Native American religious traditions and thereby the enrichment of the academic study of religion generally, by engaging in discourse about culturally-centered theories and encouraging multiple dialogues at the margins of Western and non-Western cultures and scholarship. The Group is committed to fostering dialogue involving Native and non-Native voices in the study of North, Central, and South American Native religious traditions and to engaging religious studies scholarship in robust conversation with scholarship on other facets of Native cultures and societies.

Meeting Location

The 2014 AAR and SBL Annual Meetings will be held November 22-25, in San Diego, California. Registration and the Exhibit Hall will be located in the San Diego Convention Center. Academic sessions will be held in the Convention Center, the Hilton Bayfront, and the Marriott Marina. The Employment Center will be located in the Grand Hyatt. Registration and housing for the Annual Meeting will open in March.