Dwayne Donald

By Nicholas Ng-A-Fook

In this first episode, Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook interviews Dr. Dwayne Donald who is a descendent of the Papachase Cree. Dwayne works as an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. During their conversation, Dwayne shares his perspectives on the current material, political, and spiritual contexts of living in social isolation and how it might provide an opportunity for us to rethink what it might mean to live well as human beings. He addresses some of the following concepts: nehiyaw concepts of 4, balance, unlearning, ethical relationality, treaty education, and serving as an oskâpêwis (an Elder’s helper).