Indigenous defiance: Decolonization, education, and systemic change in Canada
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 11 November 2019
This event is free.
103Institute of the Americas51 Gordon SquareLondonWC1H 0PNUnited Kingdom
Dustin Louie is a First Nations scholar from Nee Tahi Buhn and Nadleh Whut’en of central British Columbia and a member of the Beaver Clan. He has worked as an historian in a land claims law firm, studied Indigenous homelessness in Western Canada, as well as working for non-governmental organizations in Uganda and Australia. In this talk he will be sharing his research, including practical approaches to Indigenizing education, decolonizing education, Indigenous pedagogies, and critical theory. He is also conducting research, educational design, and training with First Nations, schools, and organizations across Western Canada. He has led work with private companies, government agencies, school districts, and non-governmental organizations in reconciliation, decolonizing and indigenizing projects.
About the Speaker
Dustin Louie is an Assistant Professor at the Werklund School of Education in the University of Calgary where he teaches primarily in courses related to Indigenous education, social justice, and educational philosophy. His educational background includes a degree in Canadian history, a Master's in International Relations, and a PhD in Educational Research. The topic of his dissertation was ‘Sexual Exploitation Prevention Education for Indigenous Girls’. His research has been published in the Canadian Journal of Education, the Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Education, and Critical Education, among other places.