Verna St. Denis
Dr. Verna St. Denis is Cree and Metis from Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation, Saskatchewan who specializes in anti-racist approaches in education. She received her PhD in Anthropology of Education from Stanford University, and is currently Professor in the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Saskatchewan with expertise in methodologies. She has received many honours during her career, including: the 2008 R.W.B. Jackson Award for her article, Aboriginal education and anti-racist education: Building alliance across cultural and racial identity; 2011 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in the College of Education; 2012 Arbos Award of the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation for distinguished service to education and the teaching profession, and more recently, 2013 Special Recognition Award by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation which recognizes teacher leaders for their strong, prolonged efforts in social justice education and action.