A Seat at the Table: Making Space for Indigenous Epistemologies in the Academy

October 15, 2021
2 -3 p.m. Atlantic
Online via Teams Live Events

How do we create space for Indigenous epistemologies in the academy?

Weaving personal lived experiences with her research and academic writing, Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek speaks about her experience moving through the post-secondary education system. She, like many Indigenous scholars, researchers and students faced/face many challenges in navigating the academy. Strategies are shared on how we can mobilize and facilitate real change that extends beyond good intentions.


Cote-Meek, S. (2014). Colonized Classrooms: Racism, Trauma and Resistance in Postsecondary Education. Halifax, NS: Fernwood.

Moeke-Pickering, T., Cote-Meek, S. & Pegoraro, A. (eds.) (2020). Critical Reflections and the Politics of Advancing Women in the Academy. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Cote-Meek, S. & Moeke-Pickering, T. (eds.) (2020). Decolonizing and Indigenizing Education
in Canada
. Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars.

Post-secondary educators across the Atlantic Region are invited to attend Dr. Cote-Meek’s talk and are encouraged to attend the book club that will follow.

Learning from and among Indigenous scholars to gather and mobilize active, engaged change agents, creating space for reframing and decolonizing postsecondary education systems, policies, and regulations will contribute to a new vision and valuing of new ways forward. 

This talk and the book club that will follow invite participants to stand with and among Indigenous scholars by advocating for transformative change at academic tables.

Presented by:

Dalhousie University
Mount Saint Vincent University
Saint Mary's University