University of Calgary
Yvonne Poitras Pratt (Métis) traces her family lineage to the Fishing Lake Métis Settlement in northeastern Alberta with ancestral involvement in the Provisional Government of 1869. As an Assistant Professor at the Werklund School of Education, Yvonne teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, and publishes in the area of decolonizing media, critical service-learning, Indigenous and reconciliatory pedagogy. In 2016, Yvonne collaborated with a group of colleagues in 2016 to develop a graduate program focused on responding to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action. She is working on a future publication entitled Educating with digital storytelling: A decolonizing journey for an Indigenous community as a contemporary example of how Indigenous communities might work to revitalize oral traditions and intergenerational learning. Yvonne was awarded the Werklund Teaching Excellence Award in 2016.