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Dr. Jennifer Wemigwans, PhD

Jennifer.wemigwans@utoronto.ca

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My work is grounded in Indigenous studies, through creating dynamic online Indigenous knowledge projects that foster dialogue, inspire learning, and respect Indigenous diversity. My research interests are particularly aligned with promoting Indigenous pedagogy and valuing Indigenous research methodologies which are core to notions of Indigenous Resurgence.

My research work embraces diverse Indigenous communities nationally and internationally, is fully committed to Indigenous protocols for knowledge acquisition and dissemination, and ultimately addresses a core emphasis of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Recommendations: education about Indigenous knowledge. As a cultural educator, I enjoy working collaboratively with Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Keepers, and understand that my role is to help facilitate the ethical representation of Indigenous knowledge in various platforms. I believe that community engagement is defined as collaboration and knowledge mobilization for the benefit of all stakeholders, and not just for those in the academy. This type of approach aligns with Indigenous methods and pedagogies that I have utilized in my work as a producer, creating online projects like FourDirectionsTeachings.com, Wampum Interactive, the Indigenous Timekeepers project, and diverse other sites and applications supporting Indigenous languages, cultures and futures.

Professionally, I am thrilled about being in the Adult Education and Community Development program in the department of Leadership, Higher Adult Education at OISE and so excited about my first peer reviewed book, A Digital Bundle Protecting and Promoting Indigenous Knowledge Online, which will be available in bookstores November 4th 2018.

Teaching Overview

Dr. Wemigwans will not be teaching until Winter 2021.