Episode 9: Rather than React, Investigate when Talking about Racism

Gabrielle talks about living in one of the largest reserves, the Blood Tribe reserve, in Canada. She and her family experienced racism outside of the reserve and white people would tell her to go back there. She notes her story is one of separateness and division and she does not understand why Indigenous people are so hated. She shares the importance of self-investigation in relation to racism.

Dr. Gabrielle (nee Weasel Head) Lindstrom, PhD

Dr. Gabrielle (nee Weasel Head) Lindstrom, PhD, is from the Kainaiwa First Nation in Southern Alberta. As educational development consultant for Indigenous ways of knowing with the Taylor Institute- University of Calgary, Dr. Lindstrom works closely with leadership for teaching & learning and Indigenous engagement to advance Indigenous ways of knowing in campus teaching and learning communities, cultures and practices. Her teaching background includes instructing in topics around First Nation, Métis and Inuit history and current issues, Indigenous Studies (Canadian and International perspectives), Indigenous cross-cultural approaches, and Indigenous research methods and ethics. Her dissertation research focused on the interplay between trauma and resilience in the postsecondary experiences of Indigenous adult learners. Other research interests include meaningful assessment in higher education, Indigenous homelessness, intercultural parallels in teaching and learning research, Indigenous lived experience of resilience, Indigenous community-based research, parenting assessment tools reform in child welfare, anti-colonial theory and antiracist pedagogy.


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