Two-Eyed Seeing: Bringing Indigenous and Western Technologies Together

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
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About the Event

The title of this panel discussion will be Two-Eyed Seeing: Bringing Indigenous and Western Technologies and Ways of Knowing Together. The term two-eyed seeing was coined in English by Mi’kmaq Elder Albert Marshall to describe the Mi’kmaq concept Etuaptmumk which refers to the benefits of bringing more than one perspective into play. Two-eyed seeing usually refers to bringing together Indigenous and Western/mainstream knowledges, worldviews, ways of knowing, technologies, sciences, ecologies, learning methods, etc., especially in research methodologies.
This panel of researchers and their community partners will highlight the ways that researchers have worked in partnership with Indigenous communities, individuals and/or organizations to bring together multiple perspectives to make sure that the research they do is relevant to the communities they are working with, that it is reciprocally beneficial for community and research team, and that it has a positive impact.

The Panelists

Tabitha Sîpihkopinesîs Robin
Tabitha Sîpihkopinesîs RobinTabitha Sîpihkopinesîs Robin (Martens) is a mixed ancestry Cree researcher, educator, and writer. She is a PhD student at the University of Manitoba, studying Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the Faculty of Social Work and the Department of Native Studies. She spends much of her time on the land, working with her people, and learning traditional Cree food practices. She has worked on research projects with the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association, Four Arrows Regional Health Authority, the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre and Neechi Commons, along with a number of high schools in Manitoba.
Christopher Mushquash
Christopher MushquashDr. Mushquash is a clinical psychologist and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Mental Health and Addiction. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and provides psychological services at Dilico Anishinabek Family Care. He is Ojibway, and a member of Pays Plat First Nation. In November 2017, he was inducted into the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
John Dixon
John DixonJohn Dixon, BA, is currently the Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services at Dilico Anishinabek Family Care. Dilico Anishinabek Family Care is an integrated multi-service agency that provides child welfare, health and mental health and addiction services to First Nation members residing in the City of Thunder Bay and within the Robinson Superior Treaty Area. John is a member of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation who has been working in various frontline and management roles in the addictions field since 1997. John was a recipient of the National Aboriginal Day 2012 Honoring our Men Award. He completed a two year term as the National Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program representative on the Ontario Regional Addictions Partnership Committee. He was recognized for his work as the change management lead for the agency’s National Anti-Drug Strategy modernization project that reprofiled the Dilico Anishinabek Family Care Treatment Center into a recognized lead in the area of culturally safe opiate addiction and concurrent disorder programming for First Nations populations.
John is currently collaborating on research partnership projects with CAMH, Lakehead University and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. John lives in Kaministiquia, Ontario with his wife and three children.
Lana Ray
Lana RayLana Ray, PhD is an Anishinaabe scholar and activist from Opwaaganasiniing.  She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Indigenous Learning at Lakehead University with prior experience in the public and not-for profit sectors. Her work seeks to advance Indigenous social, cultural and political realities through resurgent and decolonial praxis.  
Deidre Bannerman
Deidre BannermanDeidre Bannerman is the Academic Director of Quality Learning, Teaching and Innovation at Canadore College. She provides leadership for program quality assurance, curriculum integrity, professional development related to teaching and learning, applied research, academic policy review and revision, and special projects and initiatives. She holds a variety of positions outside the college that compliment her role within the college. She is Canadore’s representative on the Heads of Quality Management, is an auditor for Colleges Ontario’s, College Quality Assurance Audit Process and is the past Chair of the local School | College | Work Initiative (SCWI), Regional Planning Team (Nipissing Parry Sound). She has been involved with the Curriculum Developers Affinity Group (CDAG) since 2008 and held a position of the CDAG Executive team (Vice-Chair) from 2013 - 2016.
Holly Prince
Holly PrinceHolly Prince is an Anishinaabekwe from the Red Rock Indian Band. She is currently enrolled in the Joint PhD of Education program at Lakehead University. She is the Project Manager at the Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Holly’s research expertise is in Indigenous health and community-based and applied health services research using participatory methods.
Maxine Crow
Maxine CrowMaxine Crow is an Anishinaabekwe from Naotkamegwanning First Nation. She is the Coordinator for the Community Care Program in her community. Prior to that, she was a Personal Support Worker for 2 years. She has lived in the community all her life, only leaving to attend college in Thunder Bay where she received her diploma in Developmental Services.
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