Tricky Grounds

Tricky Grounds: Indigenous Women's Experiences in Canadian University Administration


“. . . a must-read book . . . revealing senior Indigenous women leaders’ struggle in universities for greater accountabilities, responsibilities, and ethical care from Eurocentric postsecondary institutions in the pursuit of decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization.” —Dr. Marie Battiste, Special Advisor to VP Academic, Cape Breton University

Candace Brunette Debassige contributes toward ending the deafening silence of Indigenous women’s voices in academic leadership positions.

Join us on January 23 at the Wampum Learning Lodge 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for the book launch of Tricky Grounds by Candace Brunette-Debassige, Western U Faculty of Education.

“Within a university culture that explicitly and complicitly reproduces racial and gender marginalization, this engaging work meets the moment as Canadian universities reckon with what it means to share senior administration leadership power in decolonizing higher education. Animated through story and written with compassion and confidence, this book is a call for change.” —Margaret Kovach, author of Indigenous Methodologies

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