Author: Editor Ed News

Alumni Gathering 2019

We were honoured with the presence of around 55 of our alumni, and former and current faculty and staff on the evening of October 9, 2019. Alumnus Joseph Naytowhow and Dr. Anna-Leah King offered a song to start the evening in a good way and Joseph also ended the evening with a song. Our speaker, Dr. Niigaanwewidam Sinclair, inspired attendees with his experiences of teaching students outside his own culture and experiences, and linked this to the importance of engaging with the TRC’s calls to action for education. Sinclair explained that competence in a profession can only be achieved if we have been educated about the culture and people in our locations. For Saskatchewan educators it is essential to understand the cultures and experiences of Indigenous peoples in Treaty 4 and 6, especially those living under the Indian Act with its economic and other restrictions. Knowing the history and impacts of colonization is essential to becoming competent as educators. Miigwetch to Dr. Sinclair for honouring us with his knowledge.

Thanks to all who came out to the event. Looking forward to next year’s gathering.

 

 

The importance of indigenous research methodology

Elder Alma Poitras speaking about her research with her daughter Evelyn assisting at the computer

A crowd gathered for the second annual Indigenous Research event, hosted by the Faculty of Education’s Research & Graduate Programs office and First Nations University, Thursday, September 26, as part of the University of Regina’s Indigenous Research Showcase Week. Elder and Master’s student Alma Poitrois shared about her research, taking the audience through several layers of circles, offering a deeper understanding of her Indigenous worldview and a natural curriculum.

Following a break of bannock and tea, a panel moderated by Dr. Kathleen O’Reilly discussed “What is an indigenous research methodology? and Why is it important?” To begin the panel discussion, Dr. Angelina Weenie offered naskwahamākēwin, accompanying the women with song, to honour their courage and process. Dr. Angelina Weenie, Dr. Anna-Leah King, Mary Sasakamoose, and Ida Swan shared their thoughts about indigenous research methodology and its importance from their own experiences and research.  The panel discussion highlighted the importance of ceremony as part of the research,  of language, of engaging with the heart, of mother, of story, and of song and drum.

Standing room only at the 2nd Annual Indigenous Research Event
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, Dr. Twyla Salm
Elder Alma Poitras
Dr. Kathleen O’Reilly moderated the panel
Dr. Angelina Weenie
PhD candidate, Mary Sasakamoose
PhD candidate, Ida Swan
Dr. Anna-Leah King
Tania Gates, Research & Graduate Program Facilitator, at the book display

WestCAST 2020 | PD opportunity for up to 8 undergraduate students

The Faculty of Education will be sponsoring up to 8 undergrad students to present at WestCAST 2020!

What is WestCAST? An undergraduate conference for preservice and in-service teachers, grad students, and teacher educators hosted by Western Faculties of Education.

Where: University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC
When: February 19-21, 2020

Information session: Friday, October 4, 1:00 p.m. in Ed 341
Proposal writing and presentation development mentoring will be provided.
Proposals are due November 8, 2019

*Note you must be in year 2 or beyond to qualify

**The Faculty of Education will cover registration, accommodation, and travel to and from the conference

 

For more information, contact
Dr. Pamela Osmond-Johnson,
Associate Dean of Student Services and Undergraduate Programs
Email: Pamela.Osmond-Johnson@uregina.ca

Annual Indigenous Research in Education

Indigenous Research in Education
Hosted by the Faculty of Education and First Nations University of Canada
Sept 26, 2019
6:00-8:00 PM
ED 228 TPC

naskwahamākēwin: meaning to accompany by song

6:00 – Opening: Elder’s Prayer
6:15 – Master student presentation: Alma Poitras
6:30 – Book Display – Bannock and Tea
6:45 – Panel Discussion: “What is an Indigenous Research Methodology? Why is it Important?”

Featuring: Dr. Angelina Weenie, Dr. Anna-Leah King, Mary Sasakamoose, and Ida Swan

Moderated by Dr. Kathleen O’Reilly

Come When You Can, Leave When You Must….