Senior Strategist of Indigenous Initiatives, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT)

University of British Columbia

Background

Amy Perreault is a proud Métis woman with ancestral ties to the original Red River settlements in Manitoba as well as the original Métis settlements in Saskatchewan. Amy was born in Thompson, Manitoba, but spent most of her childhood fishing, picking huckleberries, hiking and being an outdoor hoodlum in the East and West Kootenay’s on the traditional territories and homelands of the Ktunaxa Nation.

Current Role and Responsibilities

Amy is an alumna of the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program (UBC). She is also a graduate of the First Nations Curriculum Concentration (FNCC) at the iSchool at UBC where she currently serves as the FNCC Coordinator.

In her work as Sr. Strategist for Indigenous Initiatives at the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (UBC), Amy continues to explore ways that Indigenous perspectives, values and contemporary contexts can be centred in the classroom and other learning spaces. Amy is the co-developer and researcher for the educational resource What I Learned in Class Today (https://intheclass.arts.ubc.ca) and manages the development of the web based resource Indigenous Foundations ( https://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/home/). Her work on these projects, combined with her own experience as an Indigenous student at UBC, underscore the need for thoughtful ways to address complexities and challenges of classroom conversations involving contentious cross-cultural discussions, particularly in relation to Indigenous concepts and curricula.

As a member of the Indigitization Steering committee, Amy provides expert guidance on ways that the program can continue to provide online educational spaces, curriculum, and other accessible materials for the communities it serves.

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