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Creating Community Partnerships: A Conversation With Members of the Yellowhead Institute

Monday, November 2, 2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

This workshop series is designed with Stanford graduate students in mind who are interested in learning more about and developing their skills around community-engaged scholarship and community-based research. Invited speakers include leaders and practitioners across disciplinary field. In this session, join us for a compelling panel discussion featuring Indigenous scholars and community organizers from the Yellowhead Institute who will share their approaches to research and partnerships. 

The Yellowhead Institute is a First Nation-led research centre based in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. Privileging First Nation philosophy and rooted in community networks, Yellowhead is focused on policies related to land and governance. The Institute offers critical and accessible resources for communities in their pursuit of self-determination.

Dr. Eva Jewell (Ma’iingan Dodem, she/her) is Anishinaabekwe from Deshkan Ziibiing (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation) in southwestern Ontario. Her scholarship supports community-based inquiry on topics of language, governance, and cultural reclamation amongst Anishinaabe peoples as well as within her First Nation. Dr. Jewell is an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Feminisms in the Sociology Department at Ryerson University and an Associate Fellow at Yellowhead Institute.

Emily Riddle (she/her) is a nehiyaw iskwew from kipohtakaw (Alexander First Nation), in Treaty 6 territory, in what is known as Alberta. She is a writer and community researcher who has worked with Indigenous communities across Canada on governance and policy development. Currently she is the Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations for the Edmonton Public Library. She is on the Board of Advisors for the Yellowhead Institute.

Shady Hafez (Algonquin / Syrian from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg) is a passionate advocate for the liberation of Indigenous nations through the revitalization of Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Much of Shady's work has been dedicated towards community development and front-line service provision in both on-reserve and urban settings. Beyond his current position at the National Association of Friendship Centres, Shady is also an instructor in the Indigenous Wellness and Addictions Program at Canadore College which is currently hosted in his home community. In his spare time Shady is an avid writer, commentator, dancer, and learner/practitioner of Anishinabe arts, culture, and land-based practice which he hopes to pass on to his amazing daughter, Ayah.

Hayden King (he/him) is Anishinaabe from Beausoleil First Nation on Gchi'mnissing in Huronia Ontario. Hayden is the Executive Director of Yellowhead Institute at Ryerson University in Toronto. Previously Hayden taught at Carleton and McMaster Universities. Hayden’s research and analysis revolves around Indigenous relationships to the land in settler colonial contexts. In addition to work in the academy, Hayden is the co-founder of the Ogimaa Mikana Project (an arts-based language collective) and co-host of the Red Road podcast. 


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