Amy Chamberlin recently received her doctorate. Amy’s dissertation, Storying Living Memories about Indian Day Schools: Transforming Reconciliation, tells the story of the Restigouche Indian Day School through a combination of living oral memories and archival research. The dissertation is a work in public history that takes steps to rectify the omission of Indian Day Schools from settler-society accounts of colonial schooling and also presses for truly transformative reconciliation. Since 2020, Amy has worked as Governance Policy Associate with the Listuguj Education, Training and Employment sector of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government. Listuguj is working to have greater control over education and this includes the articulation of community-led Mi’gmaw Education Standards which center Mi’gmaw worldviews and aspirations. To learn more about this initiative, visit: https://www.lete.listuguj.ca/governance
Dr. Chamberlin is pictured below with Dr. William Felepchuk, who also received his doctorate in 2022.