Ethel Gardner

Dr Stelómethet Ethel B Gardner is a Stó:lō member of the Skwah First Nation in B.C., with a PhD from Simon Fraser University, an Ed.M. from Harvard,  a M.Ed from the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Tsk’‘kel Program, and a B.Ed. from UBC’s Native Indian Teacher Education Program (NITEP).  Her career in the field of Education spans over three decades, and includes a passion for work in Indigenous language revitalization.  She has acquired substantial research grants in this area, e.g. the “E-Master-Apprentice Pedagogy for Critically Endangered Languages,” and “Language Planning for Anishinaabemowin Revitalization in Grand Council Treaty #3.” Dr Gardner has led the design and development of unique Indigenous teacher education programs at Simon Fraser (Sto:lo/SFU Developmental Standard Term Certificate) and Lakehead (H.B.Ed Aboriginal Program) Universities, where she held Assistant and Associate Professor positions respectively.  At the University of Alberta, Dr Gardner assumed a leading role with the Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute (CILLDI) in the Faculty of Education. Gardner is currently retired, living in BC and working as an elder scholar at the University of the Fraser Valley, Simon Fraser University and Nicola Valley Institute of Technology.

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