Dr Erica Neeganagwedgin

Assistant Professor

Profile

Erica Neeganagwedgin PhD (Taino) is an Assistant Professor in Critical policy, Equity and Leadership Studies at Western University’s Faculty of Education. She graduated from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto where she earned a Master of Arts degree with a specialization in Indigenous Education and a PhD in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education. Her areas of teaching and research interests include Indigenous knowledge systems and Intellectual Traditions; Aboriginal epistemologies; Indigenous history and educational policies; history of Indigenous Education in North American contexts, identity and comparative historical race/cultural relations in the North American context. Erica has taught and engaged in curriculum design and program development at a number of higher education institutions in Canada and has worked extensively within communities.

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Recent Publications

 Journal Articles

Neeganagwedgin, E. (upcoming). Embodying Indigenous Education and Intellectual Systems as a Framework for Teaching and Learning; Canadian Journal of Native Studies. Vol 30 #2. 

Neeganagwedgin, E. (upcoming) “Taino Lands and Taino knowledge”: Disrupting dominant construction of Caribbean Indigenous Peoples in (ed) Tate. S. Palgrave Handbook of Critical Race and Gender. Palgrave Publishing. 

Neeganagwedgin, E. (2020). Indigenous Lands and Territories: Self-Determination, Activism and Canada’s White Paper. Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations. XXI, No. 1. 

Neeganagwedgin, E. & Opini, B. (2020). Instructional Design and pedagogy; Reconceptualizing Practises, In (eds). Andre Elias Mazawi and Michelle Stack. Course Syllabi in Faculties of Education across the world. Bodies of Knowledge and Their Discontents. Bloomsbury Critical Education. Bloomsbury Academic Publishers.

Opini, B. & Neeganagwedgin, E. (2020) Centering Indigenous and Decolonizing pedagogy; The complexities, tensions and possibilities of doing spirit work in teacher education. In (eds). Andre Elias Mazawi and Michelle Stack. Course Syllabi in Faculties of Education across the world. Bodies of Knowledge and Their Discontents. Bloomsbury Critical Education. Bloomsbury Academic Publishers.

Neeganagwedgin, E. (2019). Indigenous systems of Knowledge and Transformative Learning Practices: Turning the gaze upside down; Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education.

Neeganagwedgin, E. (2019). “There needs to be full recognition of who we are beyond symbolic gestures:” Indigenous People’s Stories about Their Education and Experiences. Journal of American Indian Education, Vol. 58, No. 1 & 2.

Neeganagwedgin, E. (2019). Since time immemorial: A historical review of Canada’s policy of extinguishment of Indigenous peoples through its Indian Act. ab-Original: Journal of Indigenous Studies and First Nations and First Peoples' Cultures.

Neeganagwedgin. E. (2015). Taino Identity, Oral History and Stories of Reclamation in Contemporary Contexts AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

Neeganagwedgin, E. (April 2014)They can't beat our ancestors out of us:” A historical account of Canada’s residential school system, incarceration, institutionalized policies and legislations against Indigenous peoples. The Association for Canadian Studies, Canadian Issues

Wane, N. & Neeganagwedgin E. (November 2013) Introduction in(eds) Wane, N. and Neegan, E. Indigenous Traditional Healing Approaches and Research Practices; Toronto: Nsemia Publishing.

Neeganagwedgin E. and S. Mungari (November 2013) Healing Practices of Kenyan Traditional Healers: A Dialogue/Interview in (eds) Wane, N. and Neegan, E. Indigenous Traditional Healing Approaches and Research Practices; Toronto: Nsemia Publishing.

Neeganagwedgin. E. (December 2013). Ancestral Knowledges, Spirituality and Indigenous Narratives as Self-determination. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples. Vol. 9 #4.

Neeganagwedgin, E. (March 2012) “Chattling the Indigenous Other”: A Historical Examination of the Enslavement of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. Vol. 8, no.1. AlterNative, An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples.

Neeganagwedgin, E. (June 2011). A critical review of Aboriginal Education in Canada: Eurocentric dominance impact and everyday denial International Journal ofInclusive Education. Volume 15:1.

Book Reviews

Neeganagwedgin, E. (2018). Indigenous Community: Rekindling the Teachings of the Seventh Fire by Gregory A. Cajete (review). Native American and Indigenous Studies 5(1), 217-218. University of Minnesota Press.

Neeganagwedgin, E. (2015) An Ethic of Mutual Respect: The Covenant Chain and Aboriginal -Crown Relations: Morito B., Vancouver, UBC Press. Native Studies Review.

Neeganagwedgin, E. (2015) A deeper sense of place: Stories and Journeys of Collaboration in Indigenous Research (Ed) Jay T. Johnson and Soren C. Larsen: Oregon State University Press: Norman Indigenous Peoples Issues & Resources. Colorado.

Neeganagwedgin, E. (2015). The students of Sherman Indian School: Education and Native Identity Since 1892: Bahr. Meyers Diana: University of Oklahoma Press. Journal of Native American and Indigenous Studies.

Neeganagwedgin, E. (2014) Racialized policing: Aboriginal People’s Encounters with the police: Comack. Elizabeth: Winnipeg, Fernwood Publishing. Journal Laour/Le Travail.

Neeganagwedgin, E. (2013) For Indigenous minds only: A decolonization handbook (eds) Waziyatawin & Michael Yellow Bird, School for Advanced Research Press: Sante Fe, Indigenous Peoples Issues &Resources. Boulder, Colorado.

Neeganagwedgin, E. (2013) The Quest for Citizenship African American and Native American Education in Kansas, 1880-1935 by Kim Carey Warren. The University of North Carolina Press, 2010; The Journal of Negro Education.

Neeganagwedgin, E. (2012) Telling stories in the face of danger (ed) Paul V Kroskrity: University of Oklahoma Press: Norman Indigenous Peoples Issues &Resources. Boulder, Colorado.

Teaching and Supervision

  • Indigeneity and Decolonizing Research (MA & PhD) GRADEDUC 9204
  • Doing Educational Research, 9454 (Aboriginal Education)