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Alex Wilson

Indigenous UWinnipeg


Alex Wilson Title: Professor and Academic Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre, University of Saskatchewan

Biography:

Dr. Alex Wilson (Opaskwayak Cree Nation) is a Professor and Academic Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan.

Her scholarship has greatly contributed to building and sharing knowledge about land-based education; two-spirit identity, history, and teachings; Indigenous research methodologies; anti-oppressive education; the prevention of violence in the lives of Indigenous peoples; and the protection of land and water. Her research and “coming in” theory has lead to classroom and community practices that honour the contributions and lives of two-spirit people.

Dr. Wilson is a recipient of a 2016 Nellie Award for human rights education and leadership and the 2016 Peter Corren Award for outstanding achievement in LGBTQ education and activism