Our online resource will be a toolkit designed for Indigenous students entering post-secondary education that assist with finding, using and evaluating Indigenous resources. The toolkit will also provide a curated list of academic resources by Indigenous scholars across a range of disciplines. The intention of the toolkit is to inspire and support Indigenous research and scholarship within an academic setting.
Suzanne Butler is a settler woman with BEd and MEd degrees from the University of Alberta, and is a student in the U of A MLIS online program. She is the Associate Director of the Transition Year Program in First Peoples’ House at the University of Alberta which is a bridging program for a cohort of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit first year students. This has given her the opportunity to work extensively with Indigenous Peoples and communities from across Canada. It is important to Suzanne to work as a settler-ally to Indigenous Peoples supporting academic success and Indigenous scholarship.
Jessie Lampreau currently resides in Kamloops, British Columbia. She is Secwepemc, Scottish and French Canadian and a member of Simpcw First Nation. Jessie holds a Bachelor of Arts from Thompson Rivers University, a Library Technician Diploma from the University of the Fraser Valley and is a student in the University of Alberta MLIS online program. Currently she works as a Library Technician at Thompson Rivers University (TRU). Jessie provides research assistance at Cplul’kw’ten which is the Indigenous Student Centre at TRU.