What I Know About Canada

October 9, 2015

Dr. Leroy Little Bear

A lifelong Indigenous academic reflects back on the progress made on Indigenizing this country and the road to travel

Dr. Little Bear established the Native American Studies Department at the University of Lethbridge and served as Chair for 25 years. He was the founding Director of Harvard University’s Native American Program. Dr. Little Bear was awarded the National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Education in 2003 and in 2006 received an honorary doctorate from the University of Lethbridge.

He continues to further research and scholarship in diverse areas such as relationships between Indigenous science and Western physics, and the exploration of Blackfoot knowledge through songs, stories and landscape.