Jean-Paul Restoule is a member of the Dokis First Nation. He is associate professor of Aboriginal Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He has been a member of OISE’s Indigenous Education Network since 1998 and was a co-chair of the network for 7 years. He co-founded SAGE Ontario, a peer support group for graduate students whose research involves Aboriginal communities, and is an original member of the OISE working group to infuse teacher education with Aboriginal perspectives called Deepening Knowledge, Enhancing Instruction. He’s contributed to research on urban Aboriginal identity, HIV prevention messaging in Aboriginal communities, access to post-secondary education for Aboriginal people, and curriculum development with Aboriginal perspectives.
Nancy Steele is a settler on this land and a founding member of the Deepening Knowledge Project. She has taught in OISE/UT’s Initial Teacher Education Program for ten years.
Shawna Carroll is a PhD candidate in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at OISE/UofT. Shawna’s PhD research focuses on the ways women and gender nonconforming youth negotiate theirnon-‘normative’ gender and sexuality subjectivities through the anticolonial counternarrative fiction they read. She will use an anticolonial feminist postmodern literacy theoretical framework and a feminist Deleuzian methodological framework to create a book club research environment for her project. She has taught a variety of courses at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary level, and is an educator at heart! On her spare time she enjoys reading and writing poetry.
Daniela Bascuñán is an elementary teacher and a doctoral candidate doing classroom research using a practitioner inquiry methodology. Her research focuses on how the students in her grade three class conceptualize the legacy of Indian residential schools, treaty relationships, as well as how they integrate Indigenous epistemologies to their understandings of the world. Daniela’s areas of interest are arts-informed and she currently uses story through a metissage sensibility. She has also created professional development opportunities for teachers in the arts and literacy through an anti-oppression lens.
Dr. Angela Nardozi is a guest on Turtle Island, whose family came to this land from Italy. In April 2016, she completed her Ph.D. at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, with a focus on Indigenous content in teacher education. She has worked in and in solidarity with Indigenous communities in Ontario since 2008. For five years, she was the Project Manager of the Deepening Knowledge Project, and co-delivered workshops to over 6000 teacher candidates about Indigenous histories and current communities. She now works with individuals, groups, and educational communities as a consultant, speaker and a coach, and is the author of the popular newsletter about Indigenous Education - Listen & Learn.
Mark is a PhD Candidate at OISE, and teaches in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and at Brock University's Faculty of Education. His focus is on teaching and learning about the ways children engage with herstories and histories about Indigeneity and Canada.
Greer is a student at OISE, completing her Master's Degree and working on various projects in research.