The Privilege of Not Walking Away: Indigenous Women’s Perspectives of Reconciliation in the Academy

Aboriginal Policy Studies

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Title The Privilege of Not Walking Away: Indigenous Women’s Perspectives of Reconciliation in the Academy
 
Creator Ward, Jennifer
Gaudet, Janice Cindy
McGuire-Adams, Tricia
 
Description The release of the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report titled “Honouring the Truth and Reconciling for the Future” has evoked a persistent call within learning institutions to Indigenize education, decolonize systems of power, and reconcile Indigenous–settler relations and knowledge. Within this context, the TRC’s “Calls to Action” are frequently invoked by institutions attempting to achieve just action. While reconciliation remains a complex, political, and settler-driven endeavour, there has been an effort to “fill the gap” with Indigenous presence, knowledge, and students within academic institutions. Given the limited research on the gendered aspect of reconciliation, our paper contributes to this conversation by examining the impact of the “filling effort” on our critical community work and the ways in which we as Indigenous women engage in reconciliation. By this, we mean the ways we live and understand reconciliation by looking inward toward each other as women, to learn from each other, and to lift each other up. Through a relational accountability methodology and mixed methods (Wilson 2008), we draw strength from our relational and resurgence approaches in an effort to capture our commitment, challenges, and transformative vision of reconciliation as Indigenous women in the academy.
 
Publisher Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta
 
Date 2021-04-08
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/aps/index.php/aps/article/view/29374
10.5663/aps.v9i2.29374
 
Source aboriginal policy studies; Vol. 9 No. 2 (2021): aboriginal policy studies
1923-3299
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/aps/index.php/aps/article/view/29374/21413
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Jennifer , Cindy, Tricia
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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