Sealaska Heritage Institute and the University of Alaska Southeast’s Preparing Indigenous Teachers and Administrators for Alaska Schools program will sponsor a free lecture by Dr. Marie Battiste from the University of Saskatchewan on the injustices and inequities in education for indigenous people.
Battiste will share key features of educational change that must be addressed in order for the decolonization of education to take place.
“This is education not just for indigenous peoples, but for all people seeking a socially just society,” Battiste said in a statement from SHI. “It requires that we unlearn and eliminate racism and rebuild a spirit of reconciliation and repositioning of indigenous knowledge and humanities as new frames for nourishing all our learning spirits.”
The lecture is scheduled at noon on Monday, March 21, in the Living History Center at the Walter Soboleff Building in Juneau.
Battiste will give a talk at the Egan Lecture Hall at the UAS campus on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m.