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Candace Brunette-Debassige

Assistant professor, Faculty of Education, Western University

Candace Brunette-Debassige is a Mushkego Cree (Treaty 9) scholar and Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University in Ontario, Canada based in the fields of Indigenous Education, Indigenous educational policy and leadership in higher education. Beyond her scholarship, Brunette-Debassige brings nearly twenty years of leadership experience in Indigenous education at the K-12 and postsecondary levels. She has served as Acting Vice Provost /Associate Vice President (Indigenous Initiative), Special Advisor to the Provost (Indigenous), and Director of Indigenous Student Services at Western. Her work has centered on advancing the liberatory struggles of Indigenous Peoples in Euro-Western colonial educational settings in Canada.