Dr. Jacqueline (Paquachan) Ottmann is Anishinaabe (Saulteaux), former teacher and principal. While at the University of Calgary, she was Coordinator of the First Nations, Métis, Inuit undergraduate teacher education program, and Director of Indigenous Education Initiatives within the Werklund School of Education. She also co-chaired the Werklund School of EducationIndigenous Strategy, and alongside the Provost, the university-wide Indigenous Strategy. As of October 1st, of this year, Jacqueline became Professor and Vice-Provost Indigenous Engagement at the University of Saskatchewan. Ottmann has been recognized as an international researcher, advocate, and change-maker whose purpose is to transform practices inclusive of Indigenous leadership, methodologies and pedagogies. Jacqueline is driven to create schools and communities that foster a deeper sense of belonging and appreciation for Indigenous peoples – their histories,stories, ways of knowing and being.
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