BATTISTE, Marie




Author Tags: Aboriginal Authors

A Mi'kmaq educator from the Potlo'tek First Nation in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and a technical advisor to the United Nations, Marie Battiste is a University of Saskatchewan scholar who specializes in the decolonization of Aboriginal and university education, renewal and reconstruction of Aboriginal peoples' languages and the protection of Aboriginal heritage. Educated at Harvard and Stanford, she partnered with UBC historian Jean Barman to co-edit First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle Unfolds (1994) and later edited Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision (1999) and co-wrote Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage: A Global Challenge (2000) with her husband James (Sákéj) Youngblood Henderson, a Harvard-educated law professor who was born to the Bear Clan of the Chickasaw Nation and Cheyenne Tribe in Oklahoma in 1944.

Professional degrees

B.S., Elementary and Junior High Education, University of Maine at Farmington, 1971; Ed.M., Administration and Social Policy, Harvard University, 1974; Ed.D., Curriculum and Teacher Education, Stanford University, 1984; Doctoral Dissertation: An Historical Investigation of the Social and Cultural Consequences of Micmac Literacy. Stanford University, Stanford, CA; Professional Teaching License Level TC8, Nova Scotia Department of Education, 1991; D.H.L. (H.C.), Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, University of Maine, Farmington, Maine, 1997; LL.D., Honorary Doctorate, St. Mary's University, 1987

AWARDS:

First Nations Publishing Award, Saskatchewan Book Award, 2000 (with J. Youngblood Henderson) for Protecting Indigenous Knowledge

Eagle Feather, Mi'kmaq Treaty Day, Halifax, N.S., October 1, 1995. Given by the Mi'kmaq Grand Council, Mawio'mi

White Eagle Feather, Eskasoni School Pow Wow, Eskasoni, Nova Scotia, May 21, 1993

125th Year Queen's Award for Service to the Community, 1992

Nova Scotia Social Studies Curriculum Development Award, SSTA, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1992

Alumni Achievement Award, University of Maine, Farmington, Maine, 1985

Woman of the Year, Professional and Business Women's Society, Sydney, Nova Scotia, 1985

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision

BOOKS:

Battiste, Marie & Jean Barman. First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle Unfolds (UBC Press, 1994).

Battiste, Marie. Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision (UBC Press, 1999).

Battiste, Marie & James (Sa'k'ej) Youngblood Henderson. Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage: A Global Challenge (Saskatoon: Purich Press, 2000).

[BCBW 2005]