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Dr. Christine Martineau

Assistant Professor

PhD – University of Alberta, 2018
MA – University of Calgary, 2005
BEd – University of Calgary, 1996

Christine Martineau (Cree/Métis) is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Concordia University of Edmonton where she teaches in the undergraduate Education minor, the Bachelor of Education After-degree, and the Master of Education degree programs. She has more than 20 years of teaching and leadership experience in Alberta, the majority of which has been in First Nations communities as a secondary teacher and school leader.

Dr. Martineau’s primary teaching and research focus is in Indigenous Education policy and practice in Canada. In 2006, Dr. Martineau established an accredited on-reserve Alternative Junior/Senior High School, for which she served as Principal and Director of Education before pursuing her PhD.

Dr. Martineau’s research over the last two decades has focused primarily on educational policy and practice in relation to Indigenous Peoples in Canada, with a specific focus on the Alberta context. Her PhD research was an analysis, from a Cree perspective, of Alberta’s Aboriginal education policy requiring teachers to infuse Indigenous perspectives into the K-12 curriculum. Her dissertation presents an understanding of Cree identity, an examination of how colonization has impacted identity for Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, and a discussion of the role of public education in relation to Aboriginal identity development.

Dr. Martineau’s research interests include:

  • Indigenous education policy and practice
  • Educational leadership
  • Teacher education
  • Indigenous research methodology
  • Race and racialization in education