Pulling Together: A Guide for Researchers

*Note: This event has passed.

Grab your paddle and join us in our canoe again! In this six-week series, Dianne Biin and John Chenoweth will provide an overview of the BCcampus Pulling Together: A Guide for Researchers resource, which aims to find the ethical space between Indigenous knowledge and institutional research.

This series aims to:

  • Provide a grounding in Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation approaches to research
  • Give space to practice how to place yourself as an ally or supporter of Indigenous revitalization through research practice
  • Work with others to discuss how to Indigenize research paradigms to support reconciliation pathways in your post-secondary institution and community

This series requires a commitment of one to two hours of asynchronous study and self-reflection, along with a two-hour synchronous session every Thursday for six weeks. We strongly advise participants to make time to attend every session in the series. If you are not able to attend the entire series, please consider making space for others as we cap our registration at 50 persons. Session dates and times are as follows:

  • Week 1: Wednesday, November 10 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 2: Thursday, November 18 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 3: Thursday, November 25 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 4: Thursday, December 2 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 5: Thursday, December 9 (12–2 p.m. PT)
  • Week 6: Thursday, December 16 (12–2 p.m. PT)

About Our Facilitators

Dianne Biin is from the Tsi Del Del community in Tsilhqot’in territory. She holds a bachelor of arts from Simon Fraser University (1994) and a master of education from the University of British Columbia (2016). Dianne has worked as a community development and revitalization consultant, Indigenous event planner, and facilitator and educator. She worked at Camosun College from 2011 to 2020 as an Indigenous faculty member and Indigenization coordinator. Dianne was also the project manager for the BCcampus open textbook series Pulling Together: Guides for Indigenization. She is currently the manager for Indigenous education and engagement at Selkirk College.

John Chenoweth is a member of the Upper Nicola Indian Band within the Okanagan Nation. John is a UBC Native Indian Teacher Education Program graduate, former elementary school teacher and principal, and district principal for First Nations Education. His teaching career began in 1994. He transitioned to the post-secondary level in 2007. He is a member of the Upper Nicola Indian Band in the Nicola Valley and has been involved in First Nations education at both the K–12 and post-secondary levels for his entire career. His research interests include marginalized people within education and Indigenous education. John has been married for 30 years and is the father of two sons.

This notice is to inform you that this session may be recorded, archived, and made available publicly on BCcampus.ca. By participating in this session, you acknowledge that your participation in this session will be recorded and the recording will be made available openly.

Learn more about the series.