The Challenge of Decolonizing Indigenous Education
Creative Campus Series: Roberta Jamieson
Date: Feb 15
Location: HMC - Creative Commons
Roberta Jamieson is a Mohawk woman who was the first First Nation woman in Canada to earn a law degree; the first non-parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee; the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario; and the first woman elected Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, where she continues to reside with her family.
Under Roberta’s leadership, Indspire’s annual disbursements of bursaries and scholarships to support Indigenous students in post-secondary education and training have increased sevenfold. An innovative K-12 Indspire Institute was launched providing support to educators and communities working to improve educational outcomes with culturally grounded curriculum and techniques. Roberta is also the Executive Producer of the annual Indspire Achievement Awards.
She is an Officer of the Order of Canada
Hear her speak on 'The Challenge of Decolonizing Indigenous Education' on Feb 15th at the HMC Campus Creative Commons.