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For Mi’kmaw educator Marie Battiste, inner growth is essential to be a leader – Globe and Mail

Marie Battiste is a Mi’kmaw educator, researcher, author, speaker and now retired professor from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Battiste is an honorary officer of the Order of Canada, a fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Having earned degrees from the University of Maine, Harvard University and Stanford University, she has also been awarded four additional honorary doctorate degrees. Dr. Battiste has received a National Aboriginal Achievement Award (or Indspire Award) in 2008, the University of Saskatchewan’s Distinguished Researcher Award in 2005, and the Canadian University Teachers Association’s distinguished academic award in 2013. Her current research is a seven-year Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council partnership project called Thinking Historically: Thinking Globally, which aims to assess the teaching of history across Canada, including what and how Indigenous knowledges and histories are being taught in kindergarten to Grade 12 schools across Canada.

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