Dr. Amy Parent becomes Associate Director of CCEJ

Dr. Amy Parent is the inaugural Associate Director for the Cassidy Centre for Educational Justice. She is a citizen of the Nisga’a Nation and carries the hereditary name, Noxs Ts’aawit (Mother of the Raven Warrior Chief) on her mother’s side of the family. She is from the House of Ni’isjoohl and is a member of the Ganada (frog) clan in the village of Laxgalts’ap. On her father’s side of the family, she is of Settler ancestry (French and German). Dr. Parent holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Education and Governance in the Faculty of Education at SFU. She is also a member of the Indigenous Research Leadership Circle with the Tri-Council Agencies. Since returning the SFU Faculty of Education in 2022, she has focused her decolonizing efforts with the Curriculum and Instruction: Equity Studies in Education Program and supporting the Indigenization of the Faculty of Education’s governance, programmatic, and course offerings in collaboration with the Indigenous Education Reconciliation Council. She also continues her commitment to supporting Indigenous self-determining research through her Canada Research Chair programme which aims to strengthen and support ongoing matriarchal led leadership processes to attain B.C. First Nations control of Indigenous research jurisdiction and governance. Graduate students, postdocs, or visiting scholars interested in working with Dr. Parent can make inquiries through the Equity Studies in Education graduate programs.

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