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Professor, Educational Foundations, University of Saskatchewan

Indigenous Education, Critical anti-racist Education.

Dr. Verna St Denis is Professor in Educational Foundations. She graduated with her teaching certificate from the Indian Teacher Education Program in 1980, earned her Phd from Stanford in 2002 and on faculty since 1992. A member of Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation and grew up as a non-status Indian and Metis in parkland Saskatchewan. Her scholarship has advanced anti-racist education. In addition to teaching anti-oppressive education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, she supervises graduate students research in anti-racist education, and provides professional in-service for schools and other educational organizations.


  • –present
    Professor, University of Saskatchewan


  • 2002 
    Stanford University, Doctor of Philosopy/Education