Indigenous knowledge and biodiversity climate change and multi species justice global transformations resilient communities planetary wellbeing.
Professor, Indigenous, Environmental and Global Studies
Project Lead, I-Steam Pathways, an environmental education Summer internship program for Indigenous postsecondary students.
Research interests: integrative approaches to ecosystem and human-more-than-human wellbeing, multi species justice; planetary stewardship; whole systems approaches to climate change, governance, and transition. Particular interests are Indigenous knowledge systems, relationality in governance.
Tribal affiliation: registered member of Waitaha ki Waipounamu, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Areas and interests
2018 – Present. I-STEAM Pathways Indigenous Youth Environmental Education Program, Project Team Lead, with co-leads Dr. Greg Goss and Jessica Vendenberghe. Funded by the Government of Alberta
2017 -2018. “Learning to Listen and Listening to Learn”, Indigenous Community Engagement, Research and Learning Project. With Dr Ania Ulrich, Principal Investigator, Office of the VP Research and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Award, University of Alberta
2015 - 2018. Intersections of Sustainability. Collaborative Research Network on Water Governance, Climate Change and the futures of Communities, Principal Investigator, Kule Institute for Advanced Study Cluster Research Grant funded.
Climate Change and its Intersections (EDPS 501, Wi 2021)
Global Transformations, Indigenous Knowledge and the Crisis of Sustainability (EDPS 528)
Contemporary Issues in Education: Perspectives on Policy and Practice (EDPS 580)
Foundations of Education: Perspectives on Canadian Issues (EDPS 590)
Critical Indigenous Pedagogies and Transformative Strategies in Education (EDPS 536)
Indigenous Research Methodologies (EDPS 535)
Revitalizing Indigenous languages (EDPS 539)
Indigenous Ontologies in the Global Context (EDPS 636)
Philosophy of Moral Education (EDPS 456)
Society and Education (EDPS 360)
History of Native Education in North America (EDPS 432)
Contemporary Issues in First Nations Education in Canada (EDPS 474)
Current Doctoral Supervisions
Tibetha Kemble “Mapping Material Deprivation in Indigenous Early Childhood: A Decolonial Journey"
Eddie Gillis "How will the inclusion of Indigenous history, perspectives and culture as a mainstay of Indigenous education intervention efforts effect the graduation rates of Indigenous students?"
Not currently accepting new students.
The changing function and structures of education, with special reference to contemporary Canadian society.Winter Term 2022
Introduces students to foundational approaches to contemporary issues in Canadian and international education contexts. Introduces multidimensional approaches associated with the history, sociology, and philosophy of education to help students understand and critically assess educational policy and practice. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.Winter Term 2022
20150202 to 20180331
Funded by the Kule Institute for Advanced Studies, this project responds to:
Our goal is the development of innovative research and solutions that target this critical intersection and to contribute to calls for a new global paradigm of sustainability.Intersections of Sustainability. Interdisciplinary Research Network on Water Governance, Climate Change & Futures