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