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Event Series Event Series: Orange Shirt Day 2023

Hands Back, Hands Forward for Indigenous Education

September 27, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Hands Back, Hands Forward for Indigenous Education
with Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Emeritus Professor of Educational Studies​​​

Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem will share her personal and professional experiences in Indigenous education, from early learning to graduate education.

The reflection of Hands Back will focus on Indigenous ways of knowing, policies, research, and programmatic approaches that have created successful Indigenous educational pathways in British Columbia and UBC. Hands Forward will address continuing educational challenges and exciting possibilities for the future of Indigenous education in this era of truth and reconciliation, decolonization, and Indigenization.

Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem, is a member of the Stó:lō First Nation and has kinship in St’at’imc First Nation in British Columbia. Over a 45-year educational career, Q’um Q’um Xiiem has served as a school teacher, curriculum developer, researcher, author, university leader and professor. She is Professor Emeritus in the UBC Department of Educational Studies. At UBC, she has held the leadership positions of Director of the First Nations House of Learning, Associate Dean for Indigenous Education, and the Director of UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education Program. In 2018, Q’um Q’um Xiiem, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for her lifelong contributions to advancing Indigenous education in K-12 and post-secondary education through policy, programs, curricula, and research.


11:30 am Lunch and Meet and Greet
12:30 pm Business meeting
1:00 pm Talk by Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem


Ponderosa Commons Ballroom, located in Oak House
Enter across from Harvest Market and continue to lower level


September 27, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Ponderosa Commons North (Oak and Cedar Houses)
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