Fonds MG 548 - Cecil King fonds

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Cecil King fonds

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MG 548

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  • 1950 - 2015 (Creation)
    King, Cecil

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6.4 m textual records ; 15 photographs; 53 35mm slides; 1 floppy disc; 1 audio cassette;

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(ca. 1945-present)

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Cecil King is an Odawa from Wikwemikong, and a residential school survivor. He obtained his BEd (1973), and his MEd (1975) through the INEP program. He received a PhD in 1983 from the University of Calgary through the Department of Policy and Administrative studies. He has spent fifty years in education as a teacher, professor, researcher, and consultant. He was one of the founders of the Indian Teacher Education Program, and served as it’s first director. He was Head of the Indian and Northern Education Program at the University of Saskatchewan, as well as Dean of the Saskatchewan Campus of the First Nations University of Canada. For many years King also served as the first Director of the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program at Queen’s University, and is a Professor Emeritus of that school.

Dr. King has been advisor and consultant to various governments, Aboriginal organizations, provincial departments of Education and heritage and universities. He has been a board member on several advisory boards, task forces and committees which have included serving as Chairperson of the Educational Symposium of the World Assembly of First Nations Conference held in Regina, the Indian and Metis Curriculum Advisory Committee, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal People’s Research Ethics Committee and Elders Research Team, and the Ontario Ministry of Education VIP Panel redesigning secondary education.

A lover of the Ojibwe language, King has taught Ojibwe at the University of Saskatchewan, Stanford University and the University of Alberta. He has also developed significant Ojibwe Language Programs for schools across Canada and the United States, and has created an Ojibwe dictionary. Cecil King has also been involved in the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre, the Gabriel Dumont Institute, and many other centres of indigenous learning and study. Awards include Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee Medal, the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal, and the 2009 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Education.

Throughout his career, Dr. King worked with First Nations across Canada in developing programs and policies aimed at Indian Control of Indian Education. His areas of expertise are Aboriginal Education; Aboriginal History; Ojibwe Language; Aboriginal Teacher Methodology; Policy and Administration of Aboriginal programs; Research Techniques with Aboriginal Peoples; Aboriginal Language Methodology.

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This collection contains mostly textual materials related to Cecil King’s work in Aboriginal Education. His papers, translation work, speaking notes, and teaching materials are included, as are significant documents from his committee work. The collection includes a number of important documents surrounding the aboriginal education work done by such institutions as the University of Saskatchewan, Queens University, the Indian and Northern Education Program, the Indian Teachers Education Program, the Northern Teachers Education Program, the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teachers Education Program, the First Nations University of Canada (formerly SIFC), the Gabriel Dumont Institute, the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre, and more. The history of troubles at the First Nations University of Canada is tracked through nearly-daily news reports collected by King from 2005-2010. King also extensively collected materials on Aboriginal Education, language, and general matters of indigenous interest which have been sorted chronologically.

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Original order has been maintained as much as possible, including the creator’s preference for chronological sorting. Please note that file titles appear verbatim to those originally written by the creator, and that use of terminologies which may now be seen as controversial is not the chosen terminology of the archivist.

I. Professional
A. Papers and Translation Work
B. Conferences and Speaking
C. Teaching
D. Committee Membership
i. Royal Commission on Aboriginal People
ii. Education Commissions : Native Curriculum Review Committee and AEPAC (Aboriginal Education Provincial Advisory Committee)
iii. Justice Commissions
E. University and College Involvement
i. The University of Saskatchewan and INEP/ITEP/NorTEP/SUNTEP
ii. Queens
iv. Gabriel Dumont Institute
vi. Other educational institutions
II. Correspondence and Personal Materials
III. Collected Materials
A. Aboriginal Education
B. Indigenous Languages
D. General Indigenous Affairs

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  • English

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