Education belongs in community, on the Land and in consent-based relationships. Safer research requires community-ownership, decolonial research methods and collaborative storied approaches that centre accountability and service to community. In this way, I aim to engage in research and educational pedagogues as avenues of self-determination, place-based knowledge mobilization and creative resurgence. Please feel free to explore my educational background, past projects and emergent research goals.
B.A. (Honours) Social Justice and Peace Studies, Kings University College (Western University), London Ontario
Certificate in Human Rights and Education, José Simeón Cañas Central American University, San Salvador: Rotary Peace Scholarship
M.A., PhD of Indigenous Governance, University of Victoria, Victoria B.C.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Victoria, Victoria B.C.
Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies, University of Victoria
Instructor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Royal Roads University
Gilpin, Erynne M. (2020). “Land as Body: Indigenous Womxn’s leadership, Land-Based wellness and Embodied Governance”. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Victoria.
Gilpin, Erynne M. and Mary Hayes (2020). “ A Collection of Voices: Land-Based Leadership, Community Wellness and Food knowledge Revitalization of the W̱JOȽEȽP Tsartlip First Nation Garden Project”. Chapter in Indigenous Food Systems in Canada, Priscilla Settee and Shailesh Shulka eds.. Canadian Scholars Press (First Author)
Gilpin, Erynne M. (2020). “Land-based Indigenous research pedagogy as applied to community family health practice”. In We Raise our Hands: Land-Based Indigenous Pedagogies., Special issue of the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies. The University of Victoria. Eds., S. de Finney & M. Kaur Mucina, S. Wright Cardinal.
Butet-Roch, Laurence, Gilpin, Erynne M., Wiebe, Sarah Marie (2020). “Reimagining At tawapiskat: Indigenous youth voices, community engagement and mixed-media story telling” in the Journal of Environmental Media.
Gilpin, Erynne M. and Sarah Marie Wiebe (2018). “Embodied Governance: Community Health, Indigenous Self-Determination and Birth Practices” Chapter in Bearing the Weight of the World, Exploring Material Embodiment, Demeter Press.
Gilpin, Erynne M. (2018) “From a Place of Love” Chapter in Everyday Acts of Resurgence: People, Places, Practices. Jeff Corntassel, Noelani Goodyear-Ka’opua, eds. International Cry: International Journal of Indigenous Studies. Washington: Daykeeper Press.
Refereed Contributions - Journal Articles
Gilpin, Erynne M. (2016). “Reflections of an Indigenous Doula: Birth as Resurgence”. Tribe de Mama; Global Birth Community Journal: VOL: 10 - Winter Issue.
Gilpin, Erynne M. (2016). “Wahkitowin: Centring Relationship in how we eat meat.” GUTS: Canadian Feminist Magazine., B. Willes & C. Spring., eds. Canadian Council for the Arts.
Gilpin, Erynne M. (2014), “A Collection of Voices: Tsartlip First Nation Garden Project”. For Indigenous Food Sovereignty (IFS), W.A. 2014. The University of Victoria and WJOȽEȽP Tsartlip First Nation
Storied Learning: Film Productions
Stories are pathways towards self-determination, knowledge mobilization and transformative learning. For a full list of current non-research film-productions, please visit our Production Website HERE
Research Film Productions:
Red Tide: Indigenous Climate Action Summit (2018). Documentary Short. Co-produced with Kl. Peruzzo de Urzedo Oliveira Andrade. Red Tide Climate Action Summit, Te Kaha, Aoteroa NZ. Visual Knowledge Translation: The University of Victoria. Available Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akkSKdQi16o
Rising Tides: Indigenous Food Sovereignty Summit (2019). Indigenous Studies and the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement, University of Victoria
Land as Body: Indigenous Wellness Research (2019). Documentary Short. Co-produced with Kl. Peruzzo de Urzedo Oliveira Andrade. Research Reels: The University of Victoria. Available Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2hkQmoGuLQ&t=1s
“Reimagining Attawapiskat: Youth Address the Nation” (2017) Gilpin, Erynne M., Kl. Peruzzo de Urzedo Oliveira Andrade, Sarah Marie Wiebe. Reimagining Attawapiskat. https://www.reimaginingattawapiskat.com/
Research: Past, Present, Future
Current Research Streams:
Land Relations & Critical Community Wellness
Storied Learning Pedagogy
Place-Based Knowledge Mobilization
Intersectionality, Diversity and Inter-National Relations
Community Engagement in the Outdoors
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Invited Lectures 2019-2021
Permission to Connect: Outdoor Adventure Through a Native Lens at See Change Sessions
BIRD-X: Arc'teryx Guest Talks: Critical Self-Location and the Outdoors
The North Face: Explorers Fund- International Panel on BIPOC Access to the Outdoors
Vancouver International Mountaineering Film Festival (VIMFF), Red Earth | Red Body: Indigenous Land Knowledge, Protocol and Outdoor Relations.
October 2019 - Banff International Mountain Film Festival: Panelist “Climbing through barriers” an Indigenous Approach to the Outdoors. Banff Centre for the Arts. Banff, Alberta.
October 2019- Critical Self-Location within Research, Education and Learning: An Indigenous Approach. The University of Victoria, Victoria B.C.
September 2019- Indigenous Learning Methods: Approaches and Practice. The University of Victoria, Victoria B.C.
September 2019- International and Indigenous Relations: Global Community- The University of Victoria, Victoria B.C.
September 2019- RED TIDE: Indigenous Climate Action: Ket Note Speaker, The University of Victoria, Victoria B.C.
June 2019 - RED TIDE: Indigenous Climate Action: Ket Note Speaker. The Longhouse Dialogues, a Women Deliver Mobilization, UBC. Vancouver B.C.
June 2019- Interdisciplinary Climate Action Panelist. Division for Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation; Community Engagement. The University of Victoria. Victoria B.C.
March 2019- Flash Foxy Women’s Climbing Festival: Panelist- Indigenous Land Protocols to Climbing. Bishop. C.A.
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