Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

StFX Faculty of Education welcomes Elder-in-Residence

July 20th, 2020
Jane Meader

StFX’s Faculty of Education is honoured to welcome Jane Meader as their Elder-in-Residence for the Master of Education and Master of Adult Education summer programs, which run from July 6 to July 30. 

Ms. Meader originates from the traditional lands of Una’maki, now commonly known as Cape Breton, and resides in Membertou, a Mi’kmaw community. She holds many leadership roles within her community of Mi’kma’ki and the larger Indigenous community throughout Canada. She has a long career as a teacher of Mi’kmaw language and culture and is widely sought for her deep teachings on her culture, protocol, and ceremony. 

She is a well-respected Knowledge Keeper and her expertise is helping to guide Treaty Education in Nova Scotia. She is also on the national Board of Elders of the Turtle Lodge Center of Excellence in Indigenous Education and Wellness, a place for reconnecting to the earth and sharing Indigenous ancestral knowledge. 

She also has many connections to StFX. She is a graduate of both the BEd and MEd programs. Since 2015, she has been teaching on a part-time basis with MEd cohorts specializing in Indigenous Education and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. She teaches face-to-face classes during the summer program and also teaches online courses. Ms. Meader says she feels privileged and honoured to be in a position to be able to share her knowledge with others.

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