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Area of Expertise: Education
"All Canadians need to learn about the land beneath their feet, learn about the First Peoples who's land they live on and care about that. Join us in the fight to resurrect and revive Indigenous languages."
Onowa McIvor is maskiko-nehiyaw (Swampy Cree) and Scottish-Canadian. Her nehiyaw family is from Norway House and Cross Lake in northern Manitoba. She is a grateful visitor in SENĆOŦEN and Lekwungen speaking territories. As an Associate Professor in the Department of Indigenous Education at the University of Victoria, Onowa co-leads a six-year SSHRC Partnership Grant co-PIs together with Dr. Peter Jacobs, and co-PIs Trish Rosborough, Charlotte Loppie, and Jessica Ball, and in collaboration with nine Indigenous community Partners across Canada.