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Indigenization discussion at NU

Nipissing University is hosting an important discussion on approaches to incorporating indigenous knowledge in education on Friday, October 27, at noon in room A137.

Titled The Four R's of Indigenous Research and Pedagogy, the panel discussion features Dr. Cindy Peltier, Chair of Indigenous Education; Tanya Lukin-Linklater, Director of the Office of Indigenous Initiatives; Dr. Renee Bedard, Assistant Professor of Native Studies; Dr. Carly Dokis, Associate Professor of Anthropology; and Dr. Kirsten Greer, Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Histories and Geographies and Assistant Professor of History and Geography.

This panel is part of a larger series of discussions, titled From This Place, that are organized as a set of open-ended, inclusive dialogues between faculty, students, speakers, and the community. Through the sharing of academic discussion, the series aims to help new ways of thinking flourish.

The series is organized jointly by the Centre for Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Arts and Sciences (CICAS) and Enji giigdoyang, Office of Indigenous Initiatives.

The discussion is open to everyone and is free of charge.


Dr. Cindy Peltier is Anishinaabe-kwe with connections to both Wikwemikong Unceded Territory and Nipissing Nation. As Chair in Indigenous Education at Nipissing University, she leads the university in the process of Indigenization - the respectful inclusion of Indigenous knowledge enhancing the learning experience and supporting a diverse research culture at Nipissing. Dr. Peltier’s own research focuses on Anishinaabe mno bimaadiziwin and experiences of Anishinaabe wellness.

Dr. Renée E. Mzinegiizhigo-kwe Bédard is of Anishinaabeg ancestry and a member of Dokis First Nation. She holds a Ph.D. from Trent University. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at Nipissing University in the Department of Native Studies.  Her area of publication includes work related to topics involving mothering, environmental issues, women Elders, and women's artistic expressions.

Tanya Lukin-Linklater is the Director of the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Nipissing University. Her Master’s of Education is in the field of Educational Policy Studies with a specialization in First Nations Education from University of Alberta. She also studied at Stanford University, and is currently a doctoral student in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. Her publications and research-creation focus on contemporary Indigenous art practices and the tensions between Indigenous peoples and the museum.

Dr. Carly Dokis is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Nipissing University. Her research explores the political ecology of environmental governance in northern Canada. Carly has worked with Anishinaabe communities in northern Ontario and Dene communities in the Northwest Territories with a broad focus on institutional and state logics of environmental management and how these contrast with the experiential, symbolic, and affective attachments that people have to particular places. 

Dr. Kirsten Greer is a Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Histories and Geographies. She is also an Assistant Professor of History and Geography at Nipissing University. Her research interests include networks of empire, science, and nature; imperial geopolitics; environmental histories of the British Empire; colonial afterlives of imperial knowledge; and politics of biodiversity heritage.


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