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Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education
Jennifer Brant is currently employed at the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education, as the Program Coordinator for the Gidayaamin Aboriginal Women’s Certificate Program. This program offers a holistic support model that encourages balance between traditional and academic worldviews. Jennifer also holds a community seat on the Aboriginal Education Council and is a member of the Aboriginal Research Advisory Circle of the Research Ethics Board at Brock University.
Jennifer is currently in her first year of the Joint PhD Program in Educational Studies at Brock University. Extending her MEd research on the barriers Aboriginal women face in mainstream education, and the vision for a holistic support model that honours the educational realties and familial responsibilities of Aboriginal women, her current research interests include: Aboriginal women in education, Indigenous research methodology, cultural identity formation, and the advancement of ethical space for Indigenous scholarship.