About Stories of HOPE

Canada’s education system is failing its Indigenous students. Educational institutions need to confront the impacts of ongoing colonialism in their classrooms if they want to engage Indigenous students and close education gap that exists for them.  Approaching education through a decolonized lens may be a solution.  Decolonizing school systems involves rethinking the way schooling is delivered, including curriculum, methodologies, and relationships with communities. 

Aurora College and the Aurora Research Institute are working with researchers across the country to look at different approaches to decolonial education that are emerging.  The researchers will work together to synthesize findings and tackle some tough questions related to moving forward with decolonial education.  

This information will hopefully ultimately arm teachers, schools, academic institutions and communities with the knowledge they need to move forward with the broad-sweeping changes that are required.

A Network for HOPE

Project research partners include:

  • Dave Porter, Aurora College
  • South Slave Research Centre, Aurora Research Institute
  • Dr. Ann Sherman, University of New Brunswick
  • Dr. Suzanne Stewart,  Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto
  • Dr. Chris Scribe, University of Saskatchewan
  • Dr. Jeff Baker, University of Saskatchewan
  • Dr. Diane Conrad, University of Alberta
  • GNWT Department of Education, Culture and Employment

For more information:

Dave Porter, Principal Investigator   
Chair, School of Education
Aurora College
Phone: 867-872-7532


Sarah Rosolen
Manager, South Slave Research Centre
Aurora Research Institute, Aurora College
Phone: 867-872-7081