#28 – Ramona Big Head – Colonialism from an Indigenous Perspective

In this episode we speak with Ramona Big Head, an educator with over 22 years of experience who is currently in her second year as principal of the ground-breaking Kainai High School, where she and associate principal Charlton Weasel Head are using a combination of brain science and traditional ways of knowing to help Kainai youth find their identity and advance their education through innovative curricula. A prior instructor at the University of Lethbridge for two years (2011-2013) in the Faculty of Education, Ramona currently is also a PhD Candidate out of the University of British Columbia examining the correlation between arts education and identity in Kainai youth.

Ramona’s Blackfoot name is translated as “Many Sweat Lodge Woman” (Akaistsiiskaakii). She is a mother of 7 and a grandmother of 21 and recently became a great-grandmother.

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If you liked this episode, here are some other interviews that may interest you:

#15 – Dr. Dwayne Donald – Indigenous Perspectives

19 – Dr. Valin Jordan – Social Justice and Education Leadership

6 – Dr. Amy Samuels – Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

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