Indigenous Post-Secondary Mentorship: Our Journey

Susan Burke, Nadine MacDonald


This article explores the use of mentorship as a source of support for Indigenous post-secondary students and as a way to disrupt the dominance of Western worldviews in academic institutions.  Although there is a significant amount of literature written on the topic of mentorship, very little of it describes how educators can actually conceptualize the idea of providing mentorship to students.  This article begins to fill that gap by describing a mentorship relationship that developed between a Métis post-secondary student and a Métis faculty member and provides suggestions around mentorship for consideration by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people involved in education systems.


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