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Janice Acoose

Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan

English Literature, Activism, Indigenous Literacy, Indigenous Language Advocate

Media

Biography

Dr. Janice Acoose – Miskwonigeesikokwe - acknowledged scholar-activist for Indigenizing University spaces and a noted pioneer of Indigenous literary criticism in Canada - originates from the Sakimay Anishinaabe First Nation and the Marival Metis Settlement in the Treaty #4 territory of Saskatchewan. She is a Canadian author, newspaper columnist, filmmaker, indigenous language advocate, and professor of indigenous and English literature at the University of Saskatchewan. A fourth generation former Indian Residential school student, Janice has also worked in radio (docu-drama “Acoose: Man Standing Above Ground”), television (“Designers and Dreamers”), film (Wanuskewin: Seeking Peace of Mind and Finding Dawn), Newspapers (Star Phoenix and Windspeaker Native Affairs Column) and print (books, critical essays, poetry, and prose).

Expertise

  • English Literature
  • Indigenous Language Advocate
  • Indigenizing University spaces
  • Indigenous Literacy

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