Keri Cheechoo & Nicholas Ng-A-Fook
Keri Cheechoo is a Cree Iskwew from Long Lake #58 First Nation and is completing her Ph.D. in Education at the University of Ottawa. Her research questions what Indigenous women’s stories reveal about public and customary practices, and policies of forced sterilization. Keri uses the arts-based methodology in the form of poetic inquiry in ways that connect spiritually, emotionally, psychologically, and physically to her writing as an Indigenous educational researcher.
Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, Ph.D., Director of Indigenous Teacher Education, University of Ottawa. Dr. Ng-A-Fook is a first generation settler immigrant to Canada. He is currently collaborating with Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars and communities to critically address how we might take up (or are not taking up) 94 Calls to Action within Teacher Education and the Ontario school curriculum.