Dr. Marie Battiste is a Mi'kmaw educator, a member of the Potlotek First Nations, Nova Scotia, and full professor in the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Saskatchewan. With graduate degrees from Harvard and Stanford, she is a senior Indigenous scholar, whose work in Indigenous knowledge and decolonizing pedagogies has opened new areas of research and inquiry in Canada and beyond. She has received four honorary degrees (St. Mary’s, Thompson Rivers, University of Maine at Farmington, University of Ottawa), and is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Canadian organization of over 2000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Academic Award from the Canadian Association of University Teachers, a recipient of the distinguished researcher award at the University of Saskatchewan, and an INDSPIRE Award for her contributions in education. She is an international speaker and widely published author, including books Living Treaties: Narrating Mi’kmaw Treaty Relations (CBU Press, 2016); Decolonizing Education: Nourishing the Learning Spirit (Purich Press, 2013), Protecting Indigenous Knowledge and Heritage: A Global Challenge (Purich Press, 2000), co-authored with J. Youngblood Henderson, Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision (UBC Press, 2000) and First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle Unfolds (UBC Press, 1995).