Saturday, June 1, 2019
Indigenous scholars and educators from Canada, Aotearoa New Zealand, and Australia will demonstrate the sophistication of Indigenous storytelling in the application of this narrative tradition to teaching and research through presentations in various forms. Indigenous scholar, Dr. Jo-ann Archibald - Q'um Q'um Xiiem, will share the principles of Indigenous storywork as both methodology and pedagogy, demonstrating the depth that this tradition holds for education. The presentation is complemented with stories by Indigenous storyteller, Kenthen Thomas, a graduate of NITEP – UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education program. Jenny Bol Jun Lee-Morgan of New Zealand and Jason De Santolo of Australia will add their perspectives as authors and editors of the new book, Decoloniaing Research: Indigenous Storywork as Methodolody (co-edited with Jo-ann Archibald). A book launch will follow the presentations.
- Jo-ann Archibald, Indigenous scholar
- Kenthen Thomas, Indigenous storyteller