Kevin Lamoureux

TOPICS:

  • Settler/Colonial and Indigenous Relationships
  • Treaty Relationship since Newcomer contact
  • Treaty Education History of Manitoba/Canada
  • Contemporary Indigenous Issues and Anti-Racist Education

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Kevin Lamoureux is an instructor at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba, a well-known speaker, a writer, and co-host of the popular podcast The Frank and Kevin Show: In Colour (a free, sometimes funny resource on topics of Indigenous education and politics). His writing has been featured in the Winnipeg Free Press, Grassroots News and many academic journals. He has been seen on local television (including APTN and the CBC news), heard around the world through his podcast (which is downloaded in over a dozen different countries), and he has given presentations around the globe (from Australia, to Thailand, parts of Europe, the United States and throughout Canada). Lamoureux was recently named Scholar in Residence and Divisional Day Speaker for the Seven Oaks School Division, Diversity Coach for Sunrise School Division, Divisional Day Speaker for St. James School Division and works closely with several other school divisions, districts and organizations around the province.

 

Kevin recently became a father, and his daughter Miina’s antics have become a regular part of his presentations as he explores issues of education and childhood development. Using his own experiences growing up in poverty in Winnipeg’s North End, attending school as a child of mixed ancestry, and being the son of a young, single mother; as well as Miina’s brand new experiences as an Aboriginal child in the 21st century, Lamoureux is helping educators understand the role that culture, privilege, and poverty play in public schools.

 

Kevin Lamoureux is a Ph.D candidate through the University of New England (Armidale, Australia). He works closely with schools throughout Manitoba in support of Aboriginal education and the inclusion of Aboriginal perspectives; enrichment and talent development, as well as working with troubled and disengaged students. He is the recent recipient of the Aboriginal Circle of Educators Honouring Our Ways award, the Robin H. Farquhar Award for Excellence in Contributing to Self-Governance as nominated by his colleagues, the University of Winnipeg’s Merit Award, the International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE) Young Scholar Award, and UNE’s Merit award for outstanding academic performance. As a member of the Faculty of Education’s ACCESS community, he works directly with pre-service teachers preparing for careers in the inner city.