After delivering a lecture entitled Being Italian on Turtle Island in the summer of 2020, I was invited by Dr. Paolo Frascà to join the Indigenous-Italian-Canadian Connections Project team. Since January of 2021, we have been engaged in research and public education efforts that aim to examine and deepen our relationship with Indigenous Nations and ourselves as Italian-Canadians. This lecture will share the highlights of this project, the principles and practices that have guided us, and the questions we are sitting with as we strive to be in right relationship with Indigenous communities.
Dr. Angela Nardozi is a guest on Turtle Island, with both sides of her family originating in Italy. She is a certified teacher and received her Ph.D. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in 2016. Her passion for working alongside Indigenous communities began in 2008, after living and working in a Treaty Three First Nation.
After completing her MA research with that community, she returned to Toronto to work with her own community - non-Indigenous educators. From 2011 to 2016 she was the Project Manager of the Deepening Knowledge Project at OISE, where she delivered workshops to over 6000 teacher candidates about Indigenous histories and current communities, and the responsibilities of Settler educators in teaching this content. She has published in academic journals related both to her MA and PhD projects.
In 2016, Angela expanded her offerings to include coaching, after training with Tammy Neilson from Creating Realities. She now has an established coaching practice where she works to support Settlers working with Indigenous colleagues, partners, and communities, to ensure we are not reproducing colonial and white supremacist dynamics in our relationships.
Angela's current work includes lecturing in the Masters of Teaching Program (OISE) and Education Studies (UTM), co-directing the Indigenous-Italian-Canadian Connections project (FICICS) with Dr. Paolo Frascà and co-hosting the Kikinoo'amaadawin webinar series with Dr. Jean-Paul Restoule (UVic). She is also the author of Listen & Learn, a monthly newsletter for educators interested in teaching issues and resources related to Indigenous topics.
To attend this lecture, please register at this link. You will receive a confirmation email one day before the event containing information about joining the lecture.