- Treaties/Treaty Relationship
- Residential Schools
- Traditional Cultural Practices and Ceremony
- Historical and Contemporary Issues
- Aboriginal Education
Marlene Gallagher is an Anishinaabe Ikwe from Sagkeeng First Nation, which is signatory to Treaties No. 1 & 3. Marlene attended residential school and works with schools to teach about the history of First Nations peoples and the legacy of Indian residential schools. She speaks fluent Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) and takes part in various cultural practices and ceremonies. She believes that Aboriginal education is very important so that children can be proud of who they are and where they come from.
Marlene possesses a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education degree’s with double majors in History/English, a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in History from the University of Winnipeg and a Masters of Education degree (Educational Administration, Foundations and Psychology) from the University of Manitoba with the thesis topic “Anishinaabe Elders Share Stories on their Perceptions about Anishinabe Identity for School Success.”
Marlene is currently a sessional lecturer for the Peguis School Board. Marlene previously worked as a Consultant for the Province of Manitoba. As a consultant, Marlene’s portfolio included working closely with schools throughout Manitoba to support Aboriginal Education, Cultural Awareness and the Community Schools Partnership Initiative concept. Marlene is currently an Independent Consultant, Sessional Lecturer at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg and writer/editor with Portage and Main Press.