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Dawn Smith Nuu-chah-nulth from Ehattesaht, Facilitator TTW | Education Developer CETL

Office: CC 236Email: dsmith@camosun.caPhone: 250-370-4991

Dawn Smith

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in Indigenous Studies (2003) and a Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance (2007) from the University of Victoria

ÍY SȻÁĆEL (good day),

My family name is Sii-yaa-ilth-supt, and my English name is Dawn Smith. I am Nuu-chah-nulth from Ehattesaht, but grew up in W̱SÁNEĆ (Tsawout); my parents were Clyde and Norma Claxton.
                                                           
My post-secondary education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in Indigenous Studies (2003) and a Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance (2007) from the University of Victoria. Currently, I am a doctoral candidate in the Educational Leadership and Policy program at the University of British Columbia. My research includes, Indigenous self-determination, educational leadership and ‘unsettling’ the academy (i.e., decolonization, indigenization, reconciliation, etc.). I am currently writing chapter 5 of 7 with the hope of completing by fall 2017.

My professional career is broad, diverse and includes areas related post-secondary education, leadership, Indigenous self-determination/governance and working with First Nation communities.     

 HÍ,SW̱ḴE (thank you), Dawn

Courses Teaching/Taught:

Camosun Courses

  • Indigenous Studies (IST) 243: Comparative Indigenous Issues
  • Indigenous Business Leadership (BL) 105

University of Victoria Courses

  • LE,NONET Preparation Seminar
  • LE,NONET Community Internship
  • Indigenous Education 373
  • Child and Youth Care: Indigenous Context 230
  • Indigenous Studies 200A and 200B
  • Directed Reading Indigenous Studies 490
Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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