On behalf of all members of the Faculty of Education, I wish to extend a warm welcome to Professor Keri Cheechoo who joined the Faculty as Assistant Professor on January 1, 2020.
Faculty of Education
Keri Cheechoo (she/her), an Iskwew from the community of Long Lake #58 First Nation, is an emergent Cree scholar who situates her pedagogy through both a praxis of ethical relationality, and her Nisgaa methodological framework which is framed by protocol, mamatowisin, or engaging inner mindfulness, and reciprocity. A published poet, Dr. Cheechoo uses poetic inquiry (an arts-based methodology) in a way that connects her spiritual aptitude for writing with educational research. Dr. Cheechoo seeks to share the missing histories, and the intergenerational and contemporary impacts of colonial violence on Indigenous women’s bodies, as a part of her commitment to the educational and reconciliation process toward Indigenizing school curricula.