Understanding Indigenous academic realities in the context of reconciliation

APA

Stewart, S. (2021). Understanding Indigenous academic realities in the context of reconciliation . Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. https://pirsa.org/21040004

MLA

Stewart, Suzanne. Understanding Indigenous academic realities in the context of reconciliation . Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Apr. 14, 2021, https://pirsa.org/21040004

BibTex

          @misc{ scivideos_PIRSA:21040004,
            doi = {10.48660/21040004},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/21040004},
            author = {Stewart, Suzanne},
            keywords = {Other Physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {Understanding Indigenous academic realities in the context of reconciliation },
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics},
            year = {2021},
            month = {apr},
            note = {PIRSA:21040004 see, \url{https://scivideos.org/pirsa/21040004}}
          }
          

Suzanne Stewart Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

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Abstract

Indigenous wellness and higher education in Canada, through the creation of Indian Residential Schools, has a dark history and has left a legacy of intergenerational trauma for Indigenous peoples. Currently, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report (2015) provides  a timely context for systemic change that can improve the lives of Indigenous individuals and provide healing to Indigenous communities. This presentation addresses Indigenous academic strengths and challenges in Canada and provides practical implications of implementing decolonial change in higher education settings. Examples from Dr. Stewart’s community-based Indigenous ethics and educational research provide concrete illustrations of issues such as racism, oppression, cultural identity, tensions between Western and Indigenous worldviews, and the importance of traditional knowledges.