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NOXS

TS'AAWIT

DR. AMY PARENT

scholar   -   speaker   -   mentor   -   educator   -   consultant 

NOXS

TS'AAWIT

DR. AMY PARENT

scholar - speaker -  mentor  -  educator - consultant - mother

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Amy Parent’s Nisga’a name is Noxs Ts’aawit (Mother of the Raven Warrior Chief named Ts’awit). On her mother’s side of the family, she is from the House of Ni’isjoohl and is a member of the Ganada (frog) clan in the Village of Laxgalts’ap in the Nisga’a Nation. On her father’s side of the family, she is of Settler ancestry (French and German). Dr. Parent is a scholar, speaker, mentor, educator, consultant and mother. She is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Education & Governance (Tier 2) in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University (Ph.D., UBC). She is also Co-Chair of the Indigenous Research Leadership Circle with the Tri-Council Agency (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) and the Inaugural Associate Director for the SFU Cassidy Centre for Educational Justice.

RESEARCH & TEACHING

  • Indigenous knowledge systems and methodologies

  • Nisga’a rematriation, language revitalization and educational governance

  • BC First Nations research jurisdiction, governance, and matriarchal leadership for self-determination

  • Indigenous doctoral programming, supervision and mentorship

  • Decolonizing and Indigenizing teacher education

  • Land based education

  • Indigenous visual sovereignty and critical Indigenous theory

  • Indigenous graphic novels, visual representations and storytelling in the curriculum

teaching exemplars
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RAISING

NISGA'A

LANGUAGE, CULTURAL SOVEREIGNTY, AND LAND-BASED EDUCATIONS WITH TRADITIONAL CARVING KNOWLEDGE

CANADA

RESEARCH CHAIR

IN INDIGENOUS

EDUCATION & GOVERNANCE

CRITICAL

UNDERSTANDINGS

OF LAND & WATER:

UNSETTLING PLACE AT SFU

EXEMPLARY

INDIGENOUS 

 SUPERVISION & MENTORSHIP IN BRITISH COLUMBIAN UNIVERSITIES

RESEARCH

PROJECTS

PRESS MATERIALS

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PHOTOS

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