The World Indigenous Research Alliance (WIRA): Mediating and Mobilizing Indigenous Peoples’ Educational Knowledge and Aspirations

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dc.contributor.author Whitinui, Paul
dc.contributor.author McIvor, Onowa
dc.contributor.author Robertson, Boni
dc.contributor.author Morcom, Lindsay
dc.contributor.author Cashman, Kimo
dc.contributor.author Arbon, Veronica
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-24T21:35:43Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-24T21:35:43Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Whitinui, P., McIvor, O., Robertson, B., Morcom, L., Cashman, K. & Arbon, V. (2015). The World Indigenous Research Alliance (WIRA): Mediating and mobilizing Indigenous Peoples’ educational knowledge and aspirations. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 23(120), 1-25. http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v23.2052 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.14507/epaa.v23.2052
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/9254
dc.description.abstract There is an Indigenous resurgence in education occurring globally. For more than a century Euro-western approaches have controlled the provision and quality of education to, and for Indigenous peoples. The World Indigenous Research Alliance (WIRA) established in 2012, is a grass-roots movement of Indigenous scholars passionate about making a difference for Indigenous peoples and their education. WIRA is a service-oriented endeavor designed by Indigenous scholars working in mainstream institutions to support each other and to provide culturally safe spaces to share ideas. This paper highlights how WIRA came to be, and outlines the nature and scope of these shared endeavours. Strategically, WIRA operates under the mandate of the World Indigenous Nations Higher Educational Consortium (WINHEC) who regularly report to the General Assembly of the United Nations Indigenous Peoples Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) pertaining to Indigenous Peoples and their education (United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 2007). Indeed, this collaboration provides the opportunity to share best practices across respective countries, and to co-design interdisciplinary, dynamic and innovative educational research. Since the inception of WIRA, a number of research priorities have emerged alongside potential funding models we believe can assist our shared work moving forward. The launching of WIRA is timely, and sure to accelerate the goals envisaged by WINHEC, and Indigenous peoples aspirations in education more generally. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Education Policy Analysis Archives en_US
dc.subject indigenous education en_US
dc.subject international en_US
dc.subject self-determination en_US
dc.subject collaborative research en_US
dc.subject aspirations en_US
dc.subject knowledge mobilization en_US
dc.title The World Indigenous Research Alliance (WIRA): Mediating and Mobilizing Indigenous Peoples’ Educational Knowledge and Aspirations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US

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