Chelsea Vowel



Chelsea Vowel is Métis from manitow-sâkahikan (Lac Ste. Anne) Alberta where she and her family currently reside. She has a BEd and LLB and is mother to three girls, step-mother of two more.

Chelsea is a public intellectual, writer and educator whose work intersects language, gender, Métis self-determination and resurgence. She has worked directly with First Nations researching self-government, participating in constitutional drafting and engaging in specific land claim negotiation settlements and valuation of claims over a 200 year period. She is passionate about creating programs and materials that enable Indigenous languages to thrive, not merely survive.

Most recently an educator in Québec, she developed and delivered programs to Inuit you

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Indigenous Canada MOOC

Dan Levy recently enrolled in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native Studies’ massive open online course “Indigenous Canada,” which is a 12 lesson exploration of Canadian history and contemporary issues from an Indigenous perspective. (I don’t like to call these kinds of things “Indigenous issues” anymore, because these are Canadian realities too, not just...
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Indigenous Writes: A Guide ...

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Buffalo is the New Buffalo

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This Place: 150 Years Retold

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Indigenous Futurisms

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“Canadians who do recognize historical injustice seem to understand it in this way:

Bad things happened.
Bad things stopped happening and equality was achieved.
The low social and political status held by Indigenous peoples is now wholly based on the choice to be corrupt, lazy, inefficient, and unsuited to the modern world.”
Chelsea Vowel, Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Issues in Canada

“They’re scared. They think we will rise up and do to them what they have done to us. They’d rather poison all the water, make all the land sick, and kill every plant and animal to keep that from happening.”
Chelsea Vowel, This Place: 150 Years Retold

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