Featuring Susan Dion (York University) & Debra Cormier (Ministry of Education)
The collective effort of Indigenous Educators is dedicated to work in service of creating an education worthy of our children and our ancestors.
(Eber Hampton, 1995)
Hampton, along with other critical Indigenous scholars (Smith, 2003; Battiste, 2013; Grande, 2004, 2015, Brayboy, 2006) argues there is no one answer to the challenges of decolonizing and Indigenizing education: there are core principles crucial to the provision of an education that serves Indigenous students, families and communities. In this, talk drawing on the work of educators participating in the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Focused Collaborative Inquiry Initiative we investigate the ways in which educators across the province of Ontario are drawing on those core principles to transform Indigenous education.