Most Recent Project
(Re)Storying Canadian Histories: Reproductive (In)Justice and Indigenous Women
This research questions what Indigenous women's stories reveal about public and customary practices, and policies and practices of forced sterilization. Existing literature points to the higher likelihood of Indigenous women being victimized by state-sanctioned sterilization than their western counterparts who instead had to fight for the ability to have access to voluntary sterilization. From my findings, existing literature calls for further analysis of the relationship between the philosophy of eugenics and connections with reproductive injustice, racism, and Indigenous women.
My research seeks to enact transformative Canadian-FNMI (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) relationships that speak in turn to the educational and reconciliation processes of Indigenizing school curriculum. Our relationships with one another, especially as educators, require an ethically relational pedagogy (a leaning on human relationality or a reciprocity with one another) that seeks to unmask settler colonial accounts of Canadian history. I will be using poetic inquiry in my study because it informs the process of (re)storying and invites readers into the "the research space."
Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans Keep Reading...
In 2018, we gathered on unceded ancestral Anishinaabeg territories of the Algonquin (Omaamiiwininii) First Nations people at least once a month to share stories. We discussed our progressive struggles in relation to our respective programs and our positionality as Indigenous and non-Indigenous colleagues. We shared conversations about different Indigenous readings and witnessed the sustenance of our collegial relationships transform into valued friendships.Keep Reading...