Lori-Anne Dolloff is Coordinator of the Music Education Department and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music education and choral performance. Her research on teacher identity and narrative methodology has been published in ACT, MER and GEMS. Recently, her research has been focused on issues of Indigenous reconciliation in Canada through music education. This work is informed by experiences teaching and providing teacher education in schools in the Canadian Arctic. This research has been published in chapters the recent publication, “Engaging First Peoples in Service Learning,” and, the forthcoming publication, “Visions for Intercultural Teacher Education.”
Seeking the Heart Behind the Beat
The work of expanding the curriculum re-engage Indigenous voices is a mandate in many countries of the world. This is especially true in Canada as we seek to respond to the Calls to Action set by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC). I will document and interrogate recent attempts to collaborate and acknowledge Indigenous voices in a Faculty of Music. This includes ensemble and research endeavours predicated on four pillars: Relationship, Reciprocity, Respect, and Reclamation. The presentation will include video examples of collaborative events and propose a framework to guide future curriculum development.