March 2006 “Protocol for Work between Aboriginal Communities and Universities “ Paper prepared for the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting at part of the sessions Bridging Ethnography, Theory and Practice: in honour of Elvi Whittaker as a Mentor and a Colleague. Vancouver, BC.
May 2005 "A Pedagogy of the Land" Paper prepared for the conference Redesigning Pedagogy: Research, Policy and Practice. Presented as part of a panel Devolving Educational Responsibility: Leadership, community-referenced pedagogy and social justice. Singapore.
April 2005 "When the Tide is Right:" Protocol in First Nations Graduate Education. Paper prepared for the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting as part of the session entitled When Curriculum Research Serves Decolonization. Montreal, Quebec.
May 2004 "Knowing When the Tide is Right:" Protocol in First Nations Graduate Education. Part of a panel When Research Serves Decolonization for joint SOCINET/CAFÉ session. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Refereed Conference Papers:
October 2003 “Decolonizing Diaspora: Whose Traditional Land Are You On? For Diaspora, Memory and Silence Conference. Centre for Feminist Research. York University. Toronto, ON.
May 2003 “Come out as What? Don’t Fence Me In.” Paper presented to Rainbow Visions Conference. Montreal, PQ.
Sept 2002 “A Pedagogy of the Land: To Be in Good Relation.” Paper presented to the 9th Annual Eagle and Maple Leaf Conference: Reconfigurations of Native North America. Helsinki, Finland. (Joint paper with Kaaren Dannenmann, Research Partner.)
June 2002 “To be in Good Relation: Struggling for Community.” Invited paper for the Symposium: Perspectives on relational research: re-creating the work of identity and community through a relational stance in indigenous-other socio-cultural research. Fifth Congress of the International Society for Cultural Research and Activity Theory, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (Joint paper with Kaaren Dannenmann, Research Partner.)
June 2000 “Transition to Graduate School for First Nations Graduate Students”. For Symposium on Diversity and Transition in Graduate School. Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. St. Catharines, Ontario.
June 2000 “The Process of Experiencing Difference.” Organizer with Dr. Carl James. Critical Pedagogy Network. Canadian Society for Studies in Education.
April 1999 “Current Research on Education in Canada.” Invited formal discussion of three papers presented for CSSE special session. American Educational Research Association. Montreal, P.Q.
Feb 1999 “Nahnebahwequa and the Struggle for Justice.” Invited paper presented to North Atlantic Missiology Project, Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies, Cambridge University. Phase II, Missions and Canadian National Identity. York University.
Feb 1999 Opening Space: Testimonio, Self-Representation, and Aboriginal Control. A paper prepared for presentation at the Advances in Qualitative Methods Conference. Edmonton, Alberta.
June 1998 “Testimonio, Research and Aboriginal Education.” Paper presented to the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, Ottawa.
June 1997 “Beyond Resistance: Community, Education and the Gaze”. Paper presented to the Canadian Association of Foundations of Education. St. John's, Newfoundland.
March 1997 "Knowing When, Where and How: Continuing Collaborative Knowledge Production." Paper presented to AERA. Chicago, Illinois.
June 1995 “‘Part River Now’: Resisting Binaries in Fieldwork Relationships.” Paper presented to the Canadian Critical Pedagogy Association. Montreal, Quebec.
June 1995 "Moving Over: Reconstructing Research Relationships." Paper presented jointly to Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association and Canadian Association of Foundations of Education. Montreal, Quebec.
June 1995 "Ethical Research to Inform Citizenship." Paper presented as part of double symposium on Ethical Research to Inform Citizenship for the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Standing Committee on the Promotion of Research.
June 1994 "Coalition Building: Swimming in Troubled Waters." Paper co-presented with Shauna Butterwick for the Canadian Critical Pedagogy Association. Calgary, Alberta.
April 1994 "Research by Invitation: Back on the Borders Again." Paper presented to the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, Louisiana.
October 1993 "Biological Sisterhood and Coalition Politics: A Work in Progress." Paper presented to the Fifteenth Annual Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice. Dayton, Ohio.
October 1993 "'Between Bonding and Bondage': Preservice Teacher Education." Paper presented to the Fifteenth Annual Conference on Curriculum Theorizing and Classroom Practice. Dayton, Ohio.
June 1993 "'...not only my life....': Testimonial and Teacher Narrative." Paper presented to Social and Educational Researchers of Canada. Ottawa, Ontario.
Nov 1992 " 'Two Worlds Together': Contradiction and Curriculum." Paper presented to the Multicultural, Anti-racist, and Aboriginal Education Conference. The Reconstruction of Teacher Education in Canada, Winnipeg. (Invited.)
October 1992 "Transformation of Culture: Resistance and Respect" (rev.). Presented with Jo-ann Archibald to Reclaiming New Worlds: A Multicultural Commemoration of the Quincentennial. Austin, Texas: University of Texas (Invited.)
October 1992 "Transformation of Culture: Resistance and Respect." Mokakit Native Education Researchers of Canada Conference. Vancouver (with Jo-ann Archibald).
June 1992 "Sisterhood is Powerless (?): Feminism in the University Curriculum" (rev.). Canadian Critical Pedagogy Network. Charlottetown.
April 1992 "Sisterhood is Powerless (?): Feminism in the University Curriculum." AERA San Francisco.
Nov 1991 "Taking Control: Contradiction and First Nations Adult Education" presented at 90th Annual American Anthropological Association. Chicago.
October 1991 With Annette Lebox and Carla Friesen. "Power, Powerlessness and Professional Development: The Possibility of Polyphony" presented to 13th Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice. Dayton, Ohio.
October 1991 With Suzanne deCastell, and Mary Bryson. "Gender Equity/GenderTreachery" presented to 13th Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice. Dayton, Ohio.
October 1990 "Not Listening: Government Officials and First Nations Control of Education in British Columbia 1913-1948". Presented at the Biennial Conference of the Canadian History of Education Association, and at the B.C. Studies Conference, November 2-3, 1990
June 1990 "'Two Worlds Together': Contradiction and Curriculum in Science for First Nations Adult Learners". Presented at Canadian Society for Studies in Education Annual Conference.
1986 "Praxis: A Native Teacher Training Model." Paper presented to WESTCAST, Winnipeg