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Indigenous staff

Meet Concordia University's Indigenous staff.

Director, Decolonizing Curriculum and Pedagogy

Indigenous Curriculum and Pedagogy Advisor

Carole Brazeau is Anishinabe (Algonquin) and a member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. Since December 2021, she is the Indigenous Curriculum and Pedagogy Advisor at the Centre for Teaching and Learning. She is responsible for the following:

  • Developing and implementing programs and initiatives to advance Concordia’s priority to include Indigenous perspectives and knowledges in curricula and teaching practices
  • Facilitating program/curricular consultations
  • Developing and delivering faculty workshops and training sessions
  • Managing relationships with and prepare compensation for Elders and knowledge keepers.

Explore the Indigenous Decolonization Hub to learn more.

Senior Director

Manon Tremblay is Plains Cree from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation.  She is the Senior Director, Indigenous Directions.  Manon is responsible for:

  • overseeing the implementation of the Indigenous Directions Action Plan
  • providing high level advice and guidance on Indigenous affairs
  • building mutually respectful relationships with Indigenous communities, collectives and organizations
  • supporting departments and units in their decolonization goals and objectives
  • working in collaboration with equity-oriented offices to build a united message of inclusiveness and belonging

Visit Manon's Explore Concordia page. You can also learn more about the Office of Indigenous Directions by exploring the Indigenous Hub.

Senior Advisor

Allan Vicaire is Mi’gmaq from Listuguj. He is the Senior Advisor of Indigenous Directions. In this position, Allan is responsible for:

  • Supporting Indigenous programs and services
  • Advising on University’s Indigenous priorities
  • Implementing the Indigenous Directions Action Plan
  • Offering educational training and workshops

Visit Allan's Explore Concordia page. You can also learn more about the Office of Indigenous Directions by exploring the Indigenous Hub.

Senior Coordinator

Geneviève Sioui is a member of the Huron-Wendat Nation and the Senior Coordinator of the Office of Community Engagement. In her position, Geneviève is responsible for :

  • Supporting the office’s mission and operations
  • Providing advice and expertise to internal and external community members in support of strengthening existing collaborations and partnerships and developing new engagement practices
  • Leading strategic projects that demonstrate Concordia’s capacity to innovate and lead with excellence in community partnerships

Explore the Office of Community Engagement to learn more.

Project Assistant

Amanda Shawayahamish, Anishinaabe, from Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek.  She is the Project Assistant of Office of Community Engagement. In this position, Amanda is responsible for:

  • Supporting the development of guidelines for Indigenous community engagement at Concordia University
  • Contributing to building relationships, and collaborations with the Montreal Indigenous organizations, Indigenous professors, students and employees

Explore the Office of Community Engagement to learn more.

Indigenous Student Engagement Coordinator

Savannah Matteini-Gabriel is Kanien’kehá:ka from Kanehsatà:ke. She is the Otsenhákta Student Centre’s Indigenous Student Engagement Coordinator. Her role includes:

  • Offering programming that promotes cultural, social, and spiritual wellbeing to students registered with the Otsenhákta Student Centre
  • Developing, implementing, and managing an Elder-in-Residence program for the OSC
  • Working alongside the Office of Indigenous Directions to plan and promote university-wide special events

Learn more about the Otsenhákta Student Centre.

Indigenous Student Success Coordinator

Mariah St. Germain is Métis from Métis Nation of Alberta Region 4, Treaty 6 Territory. She is the Indigenous Student Success Coordinator at the Otsenhákta Student Centre. In this role, Mariah is responsible for: 

  • Advising current Indigenous students 
  • Delivering academic workshops and events 
  • Working with tutors and other learning specialists to offer Indigenous students specialized learning support or accommodations 
  • Assisting students with funding and providing information on scholarship, bursary, and award opportunities 

Learn more about the Otsenhákta Student Centre.

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