Kovach, Margaret

Institution
University of Saskatchewan
Department
Educational Administration and Educational Foundations

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Casting a New Light on a Long Shadow: Saskatchewan Aboriginal High School Students Talk About What Helps and Hinders their Learning

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Bonnie Stelmach
Margaret Kovach
Larry Steeves
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, vol. 63, no. 1, Spring, 2017, pp. 1-20
Description
Using interviews with Indigenous high school students to discuss the influences to the their educational experiences and what can be learned from those students' voices.
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Conversational Method in Indigenous Research

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Margaret Kovach
First Peoples Child & Family Review, vol. 5, no. 1, 2010, pp. 40-48
Description
Discusses the similarities and contrasts between two research projects within an Indigenous research framework using the conversational method.
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Feminism and First Nations: Conflict or Concert?

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Leslie Brown
Cindy Jamieson
Margaret Kovach
Canadian Review of Social Policy, no. 35, 1995, pp. 68-78
Description
Looks at how mainstream feminism works in a First Nation context.
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Indigenous Evaluation Frameworks: Can the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage be a guide for recognizing Indigenous scholarship within tenure and promotion standards?

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Margaret Kovach
AlterNative, vol. 15, no. 4, Indigenous Notions of Cultural Heritage, December 2019, pp. 299-308
Description
Article uses the 2003 Convention as a baseline to develop a framework for tenure and promotion policy and for the appropriate evaluation of Indigenous scholarship, argues that Indigenous scholarship is embedded in intangible culture.
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Indigenous Presence: Experiencing and Envisioning Indigenous Knowledges within Selected Post-Secondary Sites of Education and Social Work

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Margaret Kovach
Jeannine Carriere
Harpell Montgomery
M.J. Barrett
Carmen Gilles
Description
Study surveyed 16 tenured faculty members with 25 years or more of experience. Discusses what has been accomplished, summarizes current situation, and makes suggestions for future development.
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Learn, Teach, Challenge: Approaching Indigenous Literatures

Alternate Title
Indigenous Studies Series
Learn, Teach, Challenge: Approaching Indigenous Literature
E-Books
Author/Creator
Deanna Reder
Janice Acoose
Helen Roy
Emma LaRocque
Renate Eigenbrod ...James (Sákéj) Youngblood Henderson ... Kristina [Fagan] Bidwell ... [et al.]
Indigenous Studies Series
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Module 1: Primer on Touchstones for Leadership

Alternate Title
Touchstones for Leadership: Reconciliation in Indigenous Child Welfare
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Margaret Kovach
Description
General course overview of the curriculum intended to bring participants through the four phases of reconciliation based upon the Touchstones of Hope principles.This module discusses the goals and hopes of the reconciliation movement to re-develop community-developed visions of healthy children and families. Material presented as exhibit 47 from Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry.
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Module III: West (Transformations) — Focusing on the Self-Determination Touchstones

Alternate Title
Touchstones for Leadership: Reconciliation in Indigenous Child Welfare
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Margaret Kovach
Description
General course overview of the curriculum intended to bring participants through the four phases of reconciliation based upon the Touchstones of Hope principles. This module focuses on initiative aimed to build on collaboration among the child welfare system and Aboriginal communities in the context of traditional Aboriginal worldviews to reconciliation and healing. Material presented as exhibit 47 from Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry.
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Module IV: North (Inward Reflections) — Focusing on the Non Discrimination Touchstone

Alternate Title
Touchstones for Leadership: Reconciliation in Indigenous Child Welfare
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Margaret Kovach
Description
General course overview of the curriculum intended to bring participants through the four phases of reconciliation based upon the Touchstones of Hope principles. This module explores the process and goals for reconciliation against racial discrimination as they apply to child welfare. Materials presented as exhibit 47 from Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry.
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Module lI: South (Beginnings) -- Focusing on the Culture, Language and Holism Touchstones

Alternate Title
Touchstones for Leadership: Reconciliation in Indigenous Child Welfare
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Margaret Kovach
Description
General course overview of the curriculum intended to bring participants through the four phases of reconciliation based upon the Touchstones of Hope principles. This module explores worldview approaches that reflect and reinforce the intrinsic and distinct aspects of Aboriginal cultures, customs and languages. Material presented as exhibit 47 from Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry.
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Module V: East (Wisdom) — Focusing on the Structural Interventions Touchstone

Alternate Title
Touchstones for Leadership: Reconciliation in Indigenous Child Welfare
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Margaret Kovach
Description
General course overview of the curriculum intended to bring participants through the four phases of reconciliation based upon the Touchstones of Hope principles. This module explores proactive strategies to identify and address systemic and structural barriers that impact the well-being of Indigenous children, families and communities. Material presented as exhibit 47 from Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry.
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What Kind of Learning? For What Purpose?: Reflections on a Critical Adult Education Approach to Online Social Work and Education Courses Serving Indigenous Distance Learners

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Margaret Kovach
Harpell Monty Montgomery
Critical Social Work, vol. 11, no. 1, Special Indigenous Issue, 2010, pp. 27-41
Description
Looks at online learning with a historical review of adult education & its lack of engagement with Indigenous knowledge. Also discusses need to create culturally sensitive technology designed to include Indigenous knowledge.
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