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Indigenous defiance: Decolonization, education, and systemic change in Canada

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, 11 November 2019

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This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Oscar Martinez

Location

103
Institute of the Americas
51 Gordon Square
London
WC1H 0PN
United 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

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.