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Dr. Jennifer Brant to give lecture on Indigenous Maternal Methodologies: Ethical and Relational Responsibilities

April 25, 2022 — 

The University of Manitoba Faculty of Education welcomes Dr. Jennifer Brant who will be contributing to our journey toward reconciliation. Her lecture “Indigenous Maternal Methodologies: Ethical and Relational Responsibilities” is an initiative from Dr. Frank Deer, Associate Dean Indigenous Education of the Faculty of Education.  

Brant belongs to the Mohawk Nation with family ties to Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Jennifer has teaching experience with the Faculty of Education at Brock University, University of Manitoba and completed her PhD in Education.  

Dr. Jennifer Brant’s work concentrates on Indigenous maternal pedagogy, researching Indigenous and woman-centred teaching and learning approach. Brant draws on ceremonial aspects of Indigenous culture, Indigenous women’s literature and ways educators can decolonize and Indigenize the academy.  

For the Faculty of Education this lecture is part of a “recently begun programme development for Indigenous education and in an effort to makes our developing programmes robust, improved course work in Indigenous research will be essential”, explains Dr. Frank Deer.  

According to Dr. Frank Deer, “through this lecture, we hope to acquire some of the contexts that are relevant to Indigenous research (e.g., territorial contexts, working with Elders). Also, we may have an opportunity to consider new and novel research topics that have not been previously explored such as how certain kinship roles may be situated in research.”  

In this presentation Dr. Brant will share her work on Indigenous Maternal Methodologies and her engagement with Indigenous methodologies and Indigenous feminisms more broadly. With attention to the ethical and relational responsibilities of enacting Indigenous methodologies, she will offer concrete examples of how innovative approaches to research design, grounded in Indigenous ways of doing research, can carve out theorizing spaces for liberatory praxis within teacher education. 

“This lecture will be of interest for researcher’s, graduate students, in-service teachers, and anyone who is interested in Indigenous research and scholarship”, as Dr. Deer explains.  

Ways to partipate  

Registration is required for both in-person and virtual options.  

Please RSVP for the in-person event  

In-person: Free open to the public, reception prior to the lecture  

Location: Education Building – Room 290 

Virtual: After registering, you will receive a Zoom link to join in. 

*All in accordance with UM protocols regarding Covid-19. KN95 masks are required* 

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