Jonathan Anuik

Anuik

Jonathan Anuik

Assistant Professor, Theoretical, Cultural and International Studies in Education Coordinator

Educational Policy Studies
7-133F Education North
780-492-0765
780-492-2024 (fax)
Anuik@ualberta.ca


Research Interests

  • Métis education in Canada, historically and contemporarily
  • Spirituality in educators’ practices
  • Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • History of Interprofessional Education and Care in Canada
  • Interdisciplinary Community-based Research
  • HIV/AIDS in Indigenous communities in Canada
  • Elder abuse

Biography

I came to this Department from Lakehead University where I was a faculty member in the Departments of History and Interdisciplinary Studies. I completed my PhD in history in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan in 2009. My dissertation, Métis families and schools: The decline and reclamation of Métis Identities in Saskatchewan, 1885-1980, won a Canadian History of Education Association founders’ prize, the Cathy James Memorial Dissertation Prize, at the CHEA biennial meeting in 2010. For my Master’s degree, I investigated the discourse of civilization as it took shape in the nascent missionary schools of the Red River Settlement in the period 1820-1870, home to recently retired fur traders and their mixed-ancestry and Métis families and a small number of farming families from continental Europe. My research relies heavily on oral history of Métis learners in education systems; interviews with contemporary Métis teachers and administrators; and knowledge exchange with Indigenous scholars on promising practices in spirituality, teaching, and learning.

Projects

  • With Laura-Lee Kearns. Métis Education Barriers, Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices: Foundations and Practices to Support Métis Education in Ontario. Métis Nation of Ontario, Education and Training Branch
  • The Promise of a Child Action Plan? Canada and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • The history of Interprofessional Education and Care in Canada
  • Spirituality in educators’ practices
  • Interdisciplinary community-based research: student learning for social change
  • The history of Métis families and communities and schools in Saskatchewan (doctoral research)
  • With Kevin Willison and the Simcoe County Research Group, Elder Abuse

Community Service

  • Research and Scholarship Committee, Department of Educational Policy Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta 2011-present
  • Indigenous Education Council, University of Alberta 2011-present
  • Library Committee, Department of Educational Policy Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta 2011-present
  • Book Reviews Editor, H-Education Discussion Network (2009-present)
  • Networks Committee member, H-Net (2010-present)
  • List Editor, H-Memory Discussion Network (2011-present)
  • Editorial Affairs Committee, H-Net (2011-present)
  • Historical consultant for news story by Charis Hogg. Modern Parents. Television. Global Saskatoon. Evening News. March 10, 2011

Courses Commonly Taught

  • EDPS 581—Introduction to Evaluating Educational Research
  • EDPS 341—Concepts of Childhood in History

Recent Publications

Books - Accepted

Anuik, J. 2011. First in Canada: An Aboriginal Book of Days. Regina: University of Regina, Canadian Plains Research Center (In press, forthcoming, August 1, 2011).

Books - In progress

Anuik, J. Knowing to Be Métis! Missions, Churches, Modern Schools, and Métis Families and Communities in Saskatchewan, 1866-1980 (advance book contract with Wilfrid Laurier University Press).

Book Chapters/Peer Reviewed Journal Articles - Accepted

Anuik, J. 2011. "Chapter 9: LGBT Rights Movement—Gay Marriage/Adoption Initiatives." The Encyclopedia of American Reform Movements. Jack McKivigan and Heather Kaufman, ed. New York: Facts on File. 14 pages.

Book Chapters/Peer Reviewed Journal Articles - Published

Anuik, J. with Marie Battiste and Priscilla (Ningwakwe) George, 2010. “Learning from Promising Programs and Applications in Nourishing the Learning Spirit.” Canadian Journal of Native Education 33, no. 1, pp. 63-82.

Anuik, J. 2010. “‘In from the Margins’: Government of Saskatchewan Policies to Support Métis Learning, 1969-1979.” Canadian Journal of Native Education 32 Supplement, pp. 83-99.

Anuik, J. 2010. “From Protestant and Roman Catholic Missions to Public Schools: Educating Métis and Settler Children in the West to be Citizens of Modern Canada, 1866-1939.” Saskatchewan History 62, no. 1, pp. 22-35.

Anuik, J. 2008. “Forming Civilization at Red River: 19th-century Missionary Education of Métis and First Nations Children.” Gregory P. Marchildon, ed. The Early Northwest. History of the Prairie West Series: Volume 1. Regina: University of Regina, Canadian Plains Research Center. Pp. 249-269.

Anuik, J. 2008. “Pedagogy of Professionals: The Question of Inclusion.” Journal of Contemporary Educational Issues, 4th issue of the journal on Arresting Educational Inequalities 4, no. 1, pp. 11-26.

Anuik, J. 2008. “The Pedagogy of Professionals and Practitioners in the Natural and Applied Sciences: The Case of the Aboriginal Professional Class.” First Nations Perspectives 1, pp. 121-138.

Anuik, J. 2006. “Forming Civilization at Red River: 19th-century Missionary Education of Métis and First Nations Children.” Prairie Forum 31, no. 1, pp. 1-15.