Indigenous Education & Enlightenment in Academia
Please join Kelly Fran Davis for a virtual presentation and workshop on Tuesday, September 21st from 5-7pm. Kelly will talk about foundational principles for Indigenization, understanding Indigenous Pedagogy from a Haudenosaunee woman’s perspective, and why we need to decolonize colonial institutions for effective Reconciliation. After the presentation, the group will engage in discussion and reflection about the content, ways we can move forward, and how we can implement this pedagogical framework in our academic work at Brock University.
Kelly Fran Davis is a Haudenosaunee woman from the Six Nations of the Grand River territory and Brock University alumni. She has proudly worked in and for Indigenous communities for well over 20 years. Since the release of the final report of Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation, she has dedicate more of her time to implementing the Calls To Action and Reconciliation work.
Some of the work Kelly has been engaged with include various roles within the not-for-profit sector, contract work with the federal, provincial and municipality levels of government, teaching in the faculty of education at Wilfred Laurier University, and completing a major research project for Niagara Region Public Health & Emergency Services. She is always open to explore other possibilities that Reconciliation work could include.
Kelly currently works in partnership with the Canadian Congress on Inclusive Diversity & Workplace Equity as the Director of Indigenous Education & Enlightenment creating educational programs that can be implemented throughout the country. Her Introduction to Indigenous Education and Introduction to Indigenous Enlightenment courses examine, explore, and share Indigenous ways of learning, knowing, teaching, and being – things that have been hidden for so long through colonization.