Shared: Penetanguishene native sharing Indigenous culture with Queen’s University students
Deborah St. Amant, a former Penetanguishene resident with Métis and Ojibway roots, has stepped into the role of elder-in-residence at Queen’s University.
The new position was created to help integrate Indigenous ethics, values, principles within the faculty of education, while also provide Indigenous students and faculty with an invaluable resource.
“My goal is to share Indigenous knowledge, culture and perspectives and to increase awareness of our histories and our cultures among the staff and students here among the faculty of education,” said St. Amant, better known as Bezhig Waabshke Ma’iingan Gewetigaabo.
St. Amant started the job in October and has been tasked with providing online guidance and support to Indigenous students in…