Donald delves into Aboriginal-Canadian relations

University of Lethbridge alumnus Dr. Dwayne Donald will be on campus Friday, July 16 to give a presentation on the topic of Aboriginal-Canadian relations in the context of education.

On What Terms Can We Speak? Aboriginal-Canadian relations as a curricular and pedagogical imperative, will be presented at noon in AH100 (Andy's Place) and is open to everyone.

Donald (Apiyomahkaa) was born and raised in Edmonton and is from the Papaschase Cree. He is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. He is an alumnus of the U of L Faculty of Education MEd program and has recently won awards for his work that bridges Aboriginal education, curriculum studies and literacy.

Recent curricular initiatives across Canada emphasize engagement with Aboriginal issues and perspectives across grade levels and subject areas. This major public policy shift is

indicative of the changing nature of the relationships connecting Aboriginal peoples and Canadians. Donald addresses the logics at play when Aboriginal-Canadian relations are considered in educational settings and suggests that ecological imagination is necessary to decolonize the relationship and fully acknowledge the significance of Aboriginal presence and participation in Canada today.