Episode 2 with Kaila Johnston and Dr. Amy Shawanda
In this second episode on Indigenous Health and Indigenous wellness, we will be hearing multiple excerpts throughout Bryce’s 1922 The Story of a National Crime pamphlet.
Today, we will be unpacking the history of health and wellness found in Dr. Peter H. Bryce’s research on children in residential schools, and its relevance in contemporary contexts.
Host and Guests
Education Collaborator and Podcast Host
Stanley (Bobby) Henry, OCT, is of the Ball Deer Clan. He is a member of the Cayuga Nation, a nation of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. He is a community member of Six Nations of the River Territory and has spent 15+ years of his life in K-12 Cayuga language immersion education. He is a Ph.D. student in Trent University’s Ph.D. program in Indigenous Studies and holds a Master of Education degree in Indigenous Education from Lakehead University. Bobby is an Assistant Professor in Brock University’s Faculty of Education. His research interests are issues in Indigenous education, Indigenous language pedagogies and regeneration, and decolonizing and Indigenizing PK-12 education.
As the Supervisor of Education, Outreach, and Public Programming, Kaila oversees matters related to the support of educators, development of resources, establishment of outreach initiatives, as well as public engagement on residential schools and their legacy. Prior to joining the NCTR, Kaila worked with the TRC as a statement gatherer and coordinator to support statement gathering activities. She holds a BA (Hons.) in Criminal Justice from the University of Winnipeg and a MSc in International Crimes and Criminology from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Kaila is Cree and was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Dr. Amy Shawanda is an Odawa Kwe and an Indigenous health researcher and a Provost Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She was born and raised in Wikwemikong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island. Amy has been immersed in Indigenous education formally since day care to secondary then repositioned her strengths in Indigenous Knowledges in undergraduate and graduate school. Dr. Shawanda has a focus on strengthening Indigenous ways being, doing, knowing, and reclaiming.