Indigenous Maternal Pedagogies

December 5, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Brant

Dr. Jennifer Brant is first and foremost a mother of two boys. She belongs to the Mohawk Nation with family ties to Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Jennifer has six years teaching experience with the Faculty of Education at Brock University, University of Manitoba and recently completed her PhD in Education. Jennifer's work as an educator is informed by Indigenous maternal pedagogies, and inspired by her passion for teaching Indigenous literature as an educational tool to inspire empathy, compassion, healing, and wellness. Jennifer recently co-edited "Forever Loved: Exposing the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada." Through her community work, teaching, and writing Jennifer is dedicated to encouraging all to engage in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action.