Western University has the following experts available to speak on topics related to National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Indigenous history and Indigenous knowledge.
Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies; of mixed Nêhiyaw-Métis ancestry, Treaty 6 Territory
Areas of expertise: Indigenous health, Indigenous healing spaces within hospitals, anti-Indigenous racism.
Assistant Professor, Education; Mushkego Cree iskwew of Petabeck First Nation (Treaty 9) with Cree and French lineage.
Areas of expertise: Indigenous and decolonial approaches to education, Indigenous methodologies in research, Indigenous approaches to teaching and learning.
Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies, History; Kanyen’kehaka (Mohawk) and band member of Six Nations of the Grand River
Areas of expertise: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, commemoration and preservation of Indigenous cultural heritage, sixties scoop and the residential school system.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; Western Research Chair and Director of Indigenous Planetary Health; Member of the Deninu K’ue First Nation
Areas of expertise: Indigenous health, planetary health, impact of forest fires in Indigenous communities.
Associate Professor, Geography; Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health and the Environment; Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Areas of expertise: Indigenous health and the environment, environmental repossession, Indigenous knowledge, relational accountability, Indigenous methodologies.
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