Aboriginal Education Research Forum 2013

Keynote Speakers

Kevin Lamoureux

Kevin Lamoureux Photo

Keynote Presentation

Kevin Lamoureux is an instructor in The University of Winnipeg's Faculty of Education and for the Faculty's ACCESS Education Program. He is a Ph.D candidate in Gifted and Talented Education through the University of New England (UNE), Armidale, Australia, where he also completed his Master's degree in the same area. Kevin works closely with schools and school divisions throughout Manitoba in support of Aboriginal education and the inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives; enrichment and talent development, as well as working with troubled and disengaged students. He has published many articles and chapters on the subject of Aboriginal education, at-risk children and youth, gifted education, mentoring, and creativity. He is the senior author of Mentoring in a Canadian Context (published by the Institute of Urban Studies), the recent recipient of the University of Winnipeg's Merit Award as nominated by his peers, the International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE) Young Scholar Award, and UNE's Merit award for outstanding academic performance. As a member of the Faculty of Education's ACCESS community, he works directly with pre-service teachers preparing for careers in the inner city, and is a member numerous professional fellowships.

Dr. Priscilla Settee

Photograph: Dr. Priscilla Settee

Dr. Priscilla Settee is an award-winning Professor in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan and a member of Cumberland House Cree Nations from northern Saskatchewan.

Settee has initiated a number of projects locally and internationally, including a CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) project with the University of San Marcos in Peru. This project supported Indigenous Amazonian and Andean students make the transition from their home communities to the university. Settee is a board member for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a Faculty Fellow at the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research at the University of Alberta and a Research Fellow at the Adivasi Academy in Tejgadh, Gujarat, India and the Department of Science and Technology in Development Education at the University of South Africa, Pretoria. Settee has published many journal articles and book chapters. Her second edited book (Coteau Publishing) called The Strength of Women, Âhkemêyimowak (2011) documents the stories of women who have struggled against negative forces to create a world of peace, harmony and justice for their communities. Settee's research interests include Indigenous women's rights, Indigenous Food Sovereignty, prisoner's and youth rights. She was a founding member of the Children of the Earth High School (Winnipeg) in the 1990's and served as the Chair and Co-Chair for Oskayak High School (Saskatoon's only Aboriginal High School) from 1996-2012. In 2008 Settee was awarded a Global Citizen's award by Saskatchewan Council for International Co-operation and was twice nominated for a teaching excellence award by her students.

In 2012 she was awarded the University of Saskatchewan Provost Award for teaching excellence in Aboriginal Education and was also awarded the Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee award in 2012 for contributions to Canada. Settee is a fabric artist whose work is part of the Permanent Collection for the Saskatchewan Arts Board. Priscilla is the proud kohkum (grandmother) of her nosim (granddaughter) Nya Lily.