The “Act” of Reconciliation: from farce to future
The School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies is launching a Combined Honours degree in Indigenous Studies this fall. Indigenous Studies is a growing, globally engaged field of study. Indigenous Studies engages students with aspects of Indigenous peoples’ ways of knowing and ways of living in the world that include, among other things, ecological ways of knowing, histories, identities, cultural practices and traditions, languages, diplomacies, politics, and community dynamics.
Chelsea Vowel is Métis from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne) Alberta, currently residing in amiskwâciwaskahikan (Edmonton). Mother to six girls, she has a BEd and LLB, and is currently a graduate student and online Cree language coordinator at the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.
Chelsea is a public intellectual, writer, and educator whose work intersects language, gender, Métis self-determination, and resurgence. Cohost of Indigenous feminist sci-fi podcast Métis in Space and author of Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis & Inuit Issues in Canada, Chelsea also blogs at apihtawikosisan.com and makes legendary bannock.