Sunday, May 30, 2021
Did Indigenous children in Canada endure more than just Indian residential schools? Indeed they did. In fact, for over a century, the Canadian Government used several school models to try and assimilate Indigenous children. In her talk, Dr. Prete will discuss the overarching policies that guided education for Indigenous children while revealing the multiple education models used. Additionally, she will share initial findings from her research study and tackle some of the misconceptions that, as a society, we continue to hold onto surrounding this era.
Apooyak’ii/Dr. Tiffany Prete is a member of the Kainai (Blood Tribe) of the Siksikasitapi (Blackfoot Confederacy), located in the Treaty 7 area. She is a Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow, in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Her postdoctoral work is comprised of implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action on the Blood Reserve. As well, Dr. Prete works as a sessional instructor for Red Crow Community College on her home reserve. In her spare time, she is a Native American bead work enthusiast, and published a research paradigm grounded in an Indigenous worldview that is guided by Native American beadwork.
- Apooyak’ii /Dr. Tiffany Prete, University of Alberta