Indigenous Peoples of the Americas SIG 48
 
Message from SIG Chair
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Welcome to the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas (IPA) Special Interest Group (SIG). The IPA SIG currently has approximately 208 voting members, and represents AERA members from a number of different research interests and tribal/Indigenous community contexts, both national and international.  For many years the IPA SIG has served as a gathering space at AERA to support emergent scholars interested in conducting Indigenous research in education, as well as a space in which returning scholars connect and share new accomplishments. A few and continued initiatives are:

  • Development of an AERA program that reflects diverse interests of the membership -- drawing upon multiple contexts in which Indigenous research is conducted
  • Revision of the IPA SIG By Laws
  • Submission of IPA SIG BY Laws for review by AERA governance
  • Development of an election process that both honors Indigenous protocols and relationships, while reaching all members toward full engagement in SIG discussion and decision making
  • Stewarding new proposed AERA Award to honor graduate students (still under review by AERA)

At our annual business meeting, we celebrated the 2016 Bobby Wright Awardee, Dr. Onowa McIvor, Assistant Professor and Director, Indigenous Education, University of Victoria.  Dr. McIvor earned a BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies (University of Victoria), an MA in Child and Youth Care (University of Victoria) and a PhD in Language and Literacy (University of British Columbia).  She is a Cree scholar who was born and raised in Indigenous community, her research goals are in service of Indigenous community, and her approaches to research and knowledge mobilization are guided by the value of ‘doing it in a good way’ that she learned at the foot of her Elders. 

The IPA SIG congratulates Dr. McIvor, this year’s Bobby Wright Award recipient.

Here is a link at which you may see and hear her words of appreciation and a brief overview of her research focus!!  https://youtu.be/bkmTH-SHbv0

 
 
SIG Purpose
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"The purposes of the IPA SIG are to mentor, support and increase exchange of knowledge uncovering Indigenous ways of knowing and doing in order to address issues surrounding Indigenous research methodologies, analyses, and reporting of educational issues impacting Indigenous peoples and communities."

Please view the Bylaws link to see the proposed purposes of the SIG.  As of 2016, these Bylaws are still under consideration and revision.  In 2016-15, a committee will be assembled to continue to work on these documents.

SIG Officers: 2015-2016:  In 2015, the SIG's in-person elections were determined to be invalid and therefore the following incoming SIG officers served the roles entirely without support of Elect officer positions:

Congratulations to our 2017 IPA SIG Officers:

Jeremy Garcia, Chair

Glenabah Martinez, Secretary/Treasurer

Amanda Tachine, Program co-Chair

Cynthia Benally, TCU Representative

Colin Ben, Graduate Student Representative























 
 
Who We Are
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Profile of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas SIG #48 Members

 

Division Officers

Jeremy Garcia, Chair

Unfilled in 2016, Chair-elect

Glenabah Martinez, Secretary-Treasurer

Unfilled in 2016, Secretary/Treasurer-elect

Amanda Tachine, Program Co-Chair A

Unfilled in 2016, Program Co-Chair B (elect)

Colin Ben, Graduate Student Representative

Cynthia Benally, Tribal College Representative

TBA, Awards Committee Chair



TBD, Pre-Conference Co-Planner

TBD, Pre-Conference Co-Planner



Committees

Pre-Conference Planning Committee

Awards Committee

Bylaws Committee

Elections Committee

Graduate Student Memorial Award Committee



Structure & Government

 
 
Key Initiatives
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Awards
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The IPA SIG currently recognizes two awards:

G. Mike Charleston Award (Distinguished Service)



Bobby Wright Award (Early Career Award)

In 2017, we hope to have a new proposed award approved:



Danielle Terrance Award (Graduate Student Award)

2016 AERA Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Special Interest Group (IPA SIG) Award Update 

The IPA SIG gives two awards:  the Bobby Wright Award, given in years ending in an even number; the Mike Charleston Award in odd numbered years. Nominations are requested via the IPA listserv in the fall of each year.  Please consider nominating a colleague for the 2017 Mike Charleston Award, which recognizes a scholar whose professional career has been substantially devoted to the study of Indigenous education, and who has significantly advanced the field through extraordinary leadership, scholarship, professional practice, and service to Indigenous communities.  

This year, the IPA SIG is pleased to present the 2016 Bobby Wright Award for Early Career Contributions to Research in Indigenous Education.  This award honors the early career scholar-researcher Bobby Wright by recognizing a scholar in the early stages of her/his research career (ABD up to two years post-tenure) who has developed a significant program of research, scholarship, professional practice, and service to Indigenous Peoples and communities and in advancing the study of Indigenous education.   

Eight members of the Indigenous Peoples of the America’s SIG volunteered to serve on the Award Committee this year.  Of those eight, three were randomly selected to read and rate nomination materials and recommend the award nominee to the IPA Chair.  While keeping the actual reviewers confidential, it is important to thank the entire group of eight who served on the committee.  They were readily available via email and answered several questions, giving clear guidance and advice.    

Dr. Anya Dozier Enos, Awards Committee Chair

Dr. Damara Goff Paris 

Dr. Cheryl Stephens  

Dr. Patricia Maringi G. Johnston 

Dr. Stephanie M. Zywicki 

Dr. Ethan Yazzie-Mintz 

Dr. Jennifer McCann  

Dr. Donna R. La Placa Patterson 

Dr. Dolores Calderon 

The 2016 Bobby Wright Awardee is Dr. Onowa McIvor, Assistant Professor and Director, Indigenous Education, University of Victoria.  Dr. McIvor earned a BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies (University of Victoria), an MA in Child and Youth Care (University of Victoria) and a PhD in Language and Literacy (University of British Columbia).  She is a Cree scholar who was born and raised in Indigenous community, her research goals are in service of Indigenous community, and her approaches to research and knowledge mobilization are guided by the value of ‘doing it in a good way’ that she learned at the foot of her Elders. 

The IPA SIG congratulates Dr. McIvor, this year’s Bobby Wright Award recipient.

Here is a link at which you may see and hear her words of appreciation and a brief overview of her research focus!!  https://youtu.be/bkmTH-SHbv0

 


 

 
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