Decolonizing the academy: Creating spaces for indigenous knowledge

The Seminar on Higher Education, in partnership with the Indigenous Studies Program:


Presenting: Rick Hill, Hayden King, Rick Monture, Noella Steinhauer
Decolonizing the Academy: Creating Spaces for Indigenous Knowledge
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Free admission.
Venue: Council Chambers, Gilmour Hall 111
McMaster University
Presented by: Indigenous Studies Program

Panel discussion featuring Noella Steinhauer, Hayden King and Rick Hill, moderated by Indigenous Studies Program Director Rick Monture. Topics of discussion will include the First Nations Education Act and its implications for Indigenous learners in Canada, structural barriers that Indigenous students face in pursuing higher education and the transformative measures required to make universities welcoming spaces for Indigenous scholars and learners.

Dr. Noella Steinhauer is Plains Cree from the Saddle Lake First Nation in northeastern Alberta. She has been the Vice President of Education at Indspire since March 2008.

Hayden King is an associate professor of politics at Ryerson University. He is of the Bear Clan from Beausoleil First Nation on Chimnissing and co-author of  Canada’s North: What’s the Plan?.

Rick Hill is the chairperson of the Six Nations Legacy Consortium and the senior project coordinator at Six Nations Polytechnic in Ohsweken, Ontario.

Rick Monture is the Director of the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University, as well as an Assistant Professor of English & Cultural Studies.