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“It remains the case that for most indigenous people, short-term and sessional contracts are the main source of [academic] employment.”

And while universities have “fantastic outreach schemes” aimed at recruiting indigenous undergraduates, enabling such students to complete a master’s degree or a PhD is still a struggle, Rogers adds.

“These challenges are made harder by the whitewashing of the curriculum within universities and a lack of understanding of indigenous research methodology within indigenous studies,” she says. “Many supervisors are ill-prepared to support indigenous postgraduates.”

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How can Canada bring more Indigenous People and Knowledge into Universities?