Dr. Vicki Kelly
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
Vicki Kelly is an Anishinaabe/Métis artist, educator and scholar. She plays the Native American Flute, and is a visual artist, dancer, art therapist and writer. She completed a two-year traditional apprenticeship at the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art as part of her research in Indigenous Art as a knowledge practice. Her areas of interest and teaching include Indigenous Education, Art Education, Ecological Education, Health Education, and Contemplative Education. Her research involves Indigenous knowledge practices; art as a site of ecological activism; Many-Eyed seeing; Indigenous ethics; Indigenous pedagogies and Indigenous ways of knowing. She works with Indigenous and Arts-based Narrative methodologies as well as Indigenous métissage and teacher inquiry. Her scholarship and practices are grounded in Indigenous knowledge traditions, Indigenous ethics and Indigenous ceremony. Vicki has been a part of Watersheds events over the past few years, supporting work related to water ethics and values and sharing her flute songs and prayers. We are grateful that she will be with us for Watersheds 2020.