For Immediate Release: November 14, 2023

For Information Contact:
Nicole Tainsh
Manager, McDowell Foundation

Salon Series Explores Leadership from Indigenous Youths’ Perspective

SASKATOON – Research funded by the McDowell Foundation is examining how schools can better create space for Indigenous students to share their strengths and skills as leaders to improve their experiences with education. Through a narrative inquiry, the research team based in Regina examined ways in which educators can showcase Indigenous students as knowledge holders while providing both literal and metaphorical pathways for students to share their already existing leadership skills. Brian Lewis and his research team will be sharing their learnings as part of the McDowell Foundation’s next virtual Salon Series A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of Indigenous High School Students Enrolled within a Youth Leadership Pathway.

Lewis will be joined by panelists and fellow researchers Michael Dubnewick and Tristan Hopper to share their experiences. The Salon Series event will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, via Zoom webinar. The event starts at 7 p.m. and is hosted and moderated by the McDowell Foundation. The webinar is free and open to anyone interested. If you would like to interview the teacher researchers, attend the event, or learn more about this research, please contact the Foundation.

The McDowell Foundation provides funding grants for teacher-led research in the province. The Salon Series events provide an opportunity for Saskatchewan’s teachers to share their research with the wider community. Visit to learn more about teacher-led research in the province.