Dr. Marie Battiste | September 26, 6:30-8:30pm

Dr. Marie Battiste | September 26, 6:30-8:30pm

Good afternoon,


The Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre and our Indigenous Education Speaker Series is proud to announce its first guest speaker of the year who needs little to no introduction at all!


Dr. Marie Battiste

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | 6:30pm-8:30pm

OCAD U, 100 McCaul St, Room 190


“Cognitive Justice and Transsystemic Change: Indigenization in the Academy”



“2015 was an auspicious, if not a heavy hitting year to universities. The Universities Canada issued their agreed upon Indigenization plan in 13 points to help universities and colleges address some common agreed upon ideas among the presidents for contributing to their concept of Indigenization. In the same year,  the Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report on the survivor testimonies and historical research of the Indian Residential Schools, together with its 94 Calls to Action directed to all levels of government, business, educational, social work and medical institutions, law, media, and civil society, to address the years of ignorance, hatred, racism, violence, silence, and systemic abuse of youth and intergeneration of Indigenous peoples caught in those institutions. These two documents have since stimulated an array of activity in PSE to address layers of inequities the system and societies have generated. This talk will examine diverse assumptions and outcomes of emergent changes in the conventional postsecondary education system and offer another decolonizing analysis and experiential thinking about needed changes when transsystemic change is respected and activated. How the directives to Indigenize the academy can be taken up and mobilized from another knowledge system is a premise of this talk for which I aspire to offer some perspectives and critique of assumptions and possible thoughts for decolonizing educational institutions and their foundations.” – Dr. Marie Battiste



Dr. Battiste’s talk will be followed by a question and answer period. All are welcome.

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