Jean Paul Restoule


Professor, UVic Education / Director of Indigenous Education

Boozhoo! I am Anishinaabe from Dokis First Nation, and French-Canadian from what is currently called Ontario. I am a grateful visitor on Lekwungen territory. I’m a Professor and Chair of Indigenous Education at UVic. My research focuses on bringing Indigenous worldviews to a wide audience which includes Indigenizing and decolonizing teacher education and investigating the use of Indigenous knowledge in online learning environments. I am also co-editor of Indigenous Research: Theories, Practices, and Relationships (Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2018), a ground-breaking collection for students and scholars interested in learning how Indigenous research is carried out in practice. My interest in the Living Lab stems from (see what I did there?) my passion for work that connects young Indigenous people to their lands and knowledge traditions and asserts paths that contribute to ecological sustainability and Indigenous resurgence. I also like to see young Canadians encouraged to engage in respectful relations with the Indigenous lands, knowledge and wisdom that is all around them. We all need to be better versed in Indigenous knowledge traditions to ensure our ongoing survival in harmony with all our relations.