G. Peter Kaye Lecture Series

February 13, 2014 - February 15, 2014
Vancouver BC


G. Peter Kaye Lecture Series – February 13-15, 2014 with Dr. Marie Battiste

Thursday, Feb 13th:  7:00pm – Epiphany Chapel

“Colonialism, Eurocentrism, and Aboriginal Peoples: You Can’t Be the Doctor…when You’re the Disease”

Friday, Feb 14th: 12:00 noon – Epiphany Chapel

“Decolonizing Education: Nourishing their Learning Spirits”


Public Workshop:

Saturday Feb 15th:  9:30-12:30 – Room 300

“Strategies for Decolonization: Antiracism and Anti-oppressive Practices for Transformative Education”

$50 Registration fee required.


Dr. Marie Battiste, a Mi’kmaw educator from Potlo’tek First Nations of Cape Breton (Unama’kik), Nova Scotia, is a full professor in the College of Education, and Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre (AERC) at the University of Saskatchewan.  A graduate of Harvard University

(M.Ed.) and Stanford University (Ed.D), she has writings in literacy, cognitive imperialism, linguistic and cultural integrity, indigenous knowledge and humanities, and decolonization of Aboriginal education.

Marie has worked actively with First Nations schools as a teacher, administrator, classroom consultant, and curriculum developer, advancing

Aboriginal epistemology, languages, pedagogy, and research.  Her research interests are in initiating institutional change in the decolonization of education, language and social justice policy and power, and postcolonial educational approaches that recognize and affirm the political and cultural diversity of Canada and the ethical protection and advancement of Indigenous knowledge.

A former co-director of the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre with the Canadian Council of Learning, she has received two honorary doctorate degrees from St. Mary’s University (‘87) and the University of Maine at Farmington (’97), an Alumni Achievement Award at the University of Maine Farmington (’95), and received the National Aboriginal Achievement Award in education (‘08) from the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.