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Tereigh Ewert-Bauer, Educational Development Specialist: Intercultural Competence

Tereigh is a mother of two amazing daughters, and has lived on many treaty territories, and in Latin America.  She completed her M.A. in English Literature in 2005, focusing on “whiteness,” feminism, life-writing and identity, and neo-colonial theories.  Building on this foundation, she has completed the UBC Certificate in Intercultural Studies, and is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory.

Tereigh has been with the GMCTE since October 2000. Formerly working with Jeff Baker, and now Winona Wheeler, Sylvia McAdam, the BEADWORK committee (College of Education), Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, community members, and faculty and staff, she has been on a life-long transformative learning journey while co-creating the Indigenous Voices program.

Some of Tereigh’s scholarly and developmental interests include decolonizing and Indigenizing the university, intercultural competency and communication, internationalization, inclusive teaching practices across the disciplines, and critically reflective teaching.

Tereigh can be reached by E-mail or by phone (306.966.6321).

Dr. Winona Wheeler, Faculty Fellow

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PhD (2000) Comparative Ethnic Studies/History/Native American Studies. University of California, Berkeley

MA (1988) History. University of British Columbia

BA, Hons (1986) History. University of Manitoba

Winona is a member of the Ochekwi Sipi (Fisher River) Cree Nation in Treaty No. 5 (Manitoba) territory though her family hails from George Gordon’s First Nation in Treaty No. 4 territory Saskatchewan). She has been a professional historian and a professor of Indigenous Studies since 1988 with research interests in and publications on the history of Indigenous-Newcomer relations, Indigenous oral histories and traditional knowledge, colonialism and anti-colonial studies, Land Claims and Treaty Rights. She is currently an Associate Professor and the Department Head of Native Studies (soon to be Indigenous Studies) at the University of Saskatchewan, President Elect of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), and serves on local and national committees including the Aboriginal Advisory Committee of the Canadian Museum of History and as Keeper for the upcoming Walking With Our Sisters Exhibit (October 31 – November 21, 2014 in Saskatoon). She is a mother, a grandmother, and lives at Sakakweyana ranch near Duck Lake, SK, with her husband Tyrone Tootoosis and her horses.


Sylvia McAdam, Indigenous Voices Special Projects Officer 

Sylvia McAdam is a mother and grandmother from the Treaty 6 territory of the nehiyawak (Cree) people on Turtle Island (Canada). Sylvia has her Juris Doctorate from the University of Saskatchewan and Bachelors in Human Justice from the University of Regina. She is author of a book called "Cultural Teachings: First Nations Protocols and Methodologies". Sylvia is a recipient of the Carol Geller Human Rights Award, Activist of the Year Award and Social Courage Award. Her greatest joy and solace is enjoying her time on the lands and waters of her people’s territory.

Sylvia can be reached by E-mail