Dr. Dawn Smith

Dr. Dawn  Smith
Assistant Professor
Indigenous Governance

BA (Victoria), MA (Victoria), PhD (British Columbia).

Dawn Smith is Nuu-chah-nulth from Ehattesaht, but grew up in W̱SÁNEĆ (Tsawout). She received her EdD in Educational Leadership and Policy from the Faculty of Education and the University of British Columbia.

Her research focus is Nuu-chah-nulth self-determination, feminism, strict laws of nature and medicines and decolonization. Dr. Smith has the forthcoming publication “Decolonising our futures: Neo-colonial Criminal Injustice and the Mass Imprisonment of Indigenous Women”. She is also the author of “Indigenous Communities in Canada: Nuu-chah-nulth, Beech Street Books”; “Narratives of Memory, Migration, and Xenophobia” in the European Union and Canada; Chapter 2 “I-witness Holocaust Field School Experiences, Indigenous Peoples, and Reconciliation in Canada”; and co-authored “Building Transdisciplinary Relationship through Multidirectional Memory Work and Education.”