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Workshop on Indigenous Knowledge / Indigenous Education
14th Annual Critical Race and Anticolonial Studies Conference

Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, 17 October 2014, 9:00-10:30am

Facilitator: Dr. Dwayne Donald (University of Alberta), Elder Bob Cardinal (Enoch Cree Nation), Dr. Christine Stewart (University of Alberta)

Dwayne DonaldDwayne Donald is a descendent of the amiskwaciwiyiniwak and the Papaschase Cree and works as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. His work focuses on the ways in which Indigenous philosophies can expand and enhance our understandings of curriculum and pedagogy.




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Selected publications and video lectures:

  • Dwayne Donald, “Big Thinking Lecture - On What Terms Can We Speak? (Full Session),” Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 27 April 2011, Vimeo Lecture:
  • Donald, D., Glanfield, F., and Sterenberg, G. “Culturally Relational Education In and With an Indigenous Community,” Indigenous Education in Education, 17, 3 (Autumn 2011): 72-82. Available online at:
  • Donald, D. “On making love to death: Plains Cree and Blackfoot wisdom.” Equity Matters, “Transforming the Academy: Indigenous Education,” (Ed.) Malinda S. Smith (1 February 2011). Available online at:
  • Donald, D. “Forts, Curriculum, and Indigenous Métissage: Imagining Decolonization of Aboriginal-Canadian Relations in Educational Contexts.” First Nations Perspectives: The Journal of the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, 2, 1 (Spring 2009), 1-24. Available online at:
  • Johnston, I., Carson, T., Richardson, G., Donald, D., Plews, J. & Kim, M. “Awareness, Discovery, Becoming, and Debriefing: Promoting Cross-Cultural Pedagogical Understanding in an Undergraduate Education Program.” Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 55, 1 (2009), 1-17.
  • Donald, D. “The curricular problem of Indigenousness: Colonial frontier logics, teacher resistances, and the acknowledgment of ethical space.” In: J. Nahachewsky and I. Johnston (Eds.). Beyond Presentism: Re-Imagining the Historical, Personal, and Social Places of Curriculum (pp. 23-39). Rotterdam/Boston/Taipei: Sense Publishers, 2009.
  • Chambers, C., Hasebe-Ludt, E., Donald, D., Hurren, W., Leggo, C. & Oberg, A., “Métissage.” In: A. Cole (Ed). Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Research: Perspectives, Methodologies, Examples, and Issues (pp. 141-53). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2008.



Elder Bob Cardinal is a father of four children and Mooshum for ten grandchildren. He is a member of the Enoch Cree Nation, where he lives and follows traditional protocols for ceremonies. Over the years he has served Creator and Aboriginal peoples in humble ways. In 1994 he became the first Aboriginal Cultural Helper in a hospital in Canada at the Royal Alexandra Hospital where he gained respect and trust among physicians and staff. Bob has also worked with the RCMP K Division and the National Parole Board as a Cultural Advisor. He believes that if you respect other beliefs, that same respect will be returned to you.




Christine Stewart works in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. She studies experimental poetics, Indigenous poetics and creative research, and is a founding member of the Writing Revolution in Place Research Collective. Selected publications: from Taxonomy. West House Press. “We Lunch Nevertheless among Reinvention.” Chicago Review. University of Chicago. Virtualis. Bookthug, and “Propositions from Under Mill Creek Bridge,”forthcoming in Sustaining the West. Wilfred Laurier.

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Research Excellence and Applying for Grants – Professional Development Workshop

14th Annual Critical Race and Anticolonial Studies Conference
University of Alberta, 17-19 October 2014


Date: Friday morning, 17 October 2014

Facilitator: Dr. Gisèle Yasmeen, Former Vice-President Research, SSHRC

Website: Twitter: @gyasmeen

Gisèle Yasmeen has worked in research and higher education for more than 20 years. She has undertaken and managed research and related activities across sectors, and has published widely as well as provided regular media commentary. Her work has taken her all over Canada and around the world. Before joining the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in 2007 as founding Vice-President of Partnerships and, as of 2010, founding Vice-President of Research, Gisèle worked in a number of executive positions in the world of research. She left SSHRC in January 2014 to begin a new life back on the west coast with her family.
She has significant experience working and living across Canada and internationally including Asia (Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, India) the Arctic, the United States and professional travel in Europe, Asia and Latin America. She is fluent in English and French, Thai (intermediate), study of Urdu, Spanish and Mandarin. Gisèle holds a PhD in Geography from the University of British Columbia, an MA in Geography from McGill University and a BA Honours in Geography and Political Science from the University of Ottawa.

Selected Publications




Workshop on Teaching Critical Race Theory and Critical Indigenous Studies

14th Annual Critical Race and Anticolonial Studies Conference
University of Alberta, 17-19 October 2014


  • Dr. Eve Haque, Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York University in Toronto, Canada
  • Dr. Tracey Lindberg, Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor, Indigenous Education at Athabasca University, Athabasca, Canada

Eve Haque is an associate professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York University in Toronto, Canada. Her research and teaching interests include multiculturalism, white settler nationalism and language policy, with a focus on the regulation and representation of racialized im/migrants in white settler societies. She has published in such journals as Social Identities, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development and Pedagogy, Culture and Society, among others. She is also the author of, Multiculturalism within a bilingual framework: Language, race and belonging in Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2012).


Recent Publications:

  • Haque, E. & Patrick, D. “Indigenous languages, race and language policy in Canada,” Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 35, 4 (2014). DOI:10.1080/01434632.2014.892499
  • Haque, Eve. “Multiculturalism within a Bilingual Framework: A Retrospective,” Critical Ethnic Studies, 46, 2 (2014): 199-125.
  • Haque, Eve. “Multiculturalism, Language and Immigrant Integration.” In, Jack Jedwab (Ed.), Debating Multiculturalism in Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014).
  • Haque, Eve. “Language training and labour market integration for newcomers to Canada.” In: Leah Vosko, Valerie Preston & Robert Lathan, (Eds.), Liberating temporariness? Migration, Work, and Citizenship in an Age of Insecurity. (Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014).
  • Haque, Eve. The bilingual limits of Canadian multiculturalism. In, Lynn Caldwell, Darryl Leroux & Carrianne Leung (Eds.), Critical Inquiries: A Reader in Studies of Canada.(Halifax, NS: Fernwood Press, 2013).



Dr. Tracey Lindberg is a citizen of As'in'i'wa'chi Ni'yaw Nation Rocky Mountain Cree (the Kelly Lake Cree Nation). She has law degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and Harvard University and a doctorate of laws from the University of Ottawa. Currently, she holds a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Traditional Knowledge, Legal Orders and Laws at Athabasca University. She is the recipient of a number of academic scholarships and awards including a doctoral award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Governor General’s Gold Medal at the University of Ottawa. Her research interests include Indigenous traditional law, anti-colonial theory, critical legal theory, Aboriginal business and economic development, Aboriginal women’s issues, and law and literature. A grassroots Indigenous rights and Indigenous citizens’ advocate, Dr. Lindberg is particularly interested in working with Indigenous Elders, students and traditionalists in the reinvigoration of Indigenous legal traditions. Professor Lindberg has also published in literary journals and is a blues singer.

Selected Publications

  • Lindberg, Tracey, Ed., Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies (with Jacinta Ruru, Larissa Behrendt, Robert Miller) (Oxford University Press, 2011).
  • Lindberg, Tracey, Ed., Canadian Woman Studies, special issue, “Indigenous Women in Canada: The Voices of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Women,” 26, nos. 2/3 (Winter/Spring 2008).
  • Lindberg, Tracey. “Indigenous Distance Education” (with Priscilla Campeau and Janice Makokis), Cultural Survival Quarterly, 27, 4 (Winter 2003)
  • Lindberg, Tracey. “Essential Readings on Race and the Law,” Labour/Travail, 47 (Spring 2001), 185-202, available online: