Diversity in Research Podcast

First Voices - promoting North American indigenous voices in academia

July 26, 2022 Diversiunity & Cloud Chamber Season 5 Episode 1
Diversity in Research Podcast
First Voices - promoting North American indigenous voices in academia
Show Notes

In this episode, we talk to Erika Valenti from Emerald Publishing and Ashley Richard from the University of Manitoba about the Emerald-led initiatives "First voices First" and "The Power of Diverse Voices". They focus on giving voice to indigenous people on their own terms and expanding the notion of what we consider research, with a focus on North America.

Ashley also tells us about her work for her community and female entrepreneurship, and you really get a sense of how important this work is, and how doing this work is not only making academia more inclusive but we're lifting an entire community.  Talk about societal impact!
They are both in it for the long game and we have a great chat about the initiatives and their perspectives. We also cover the ethics of this kind of work and by the end, they both give advice on how we can proceed with this work in a constructive and respectful way.

This is one of those talks that show us how working with diversity can have a tremendous impact and how a global initiative can affect a local community if we all do it right. 

If you like this episode we recommend you go back to season two and give our episode with Tyson Yunkaporta a listen. 

To find out more about the projects see:
 First Voices First 
Indigenous Voices
Ashley and her team's report on Indigenous women entrepreneurship

Erika's Twitter is @valenti5_erika
Ashley's Twitter is @asderi_
And more of Ashley's work can be found here: @wekh_pcfe

Book mentions:
Erika mentioned this book: Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces

Ashley mentioned two books:
21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act
Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, & Inuit Issues in Canada

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