Emma Hedderson

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My research project involves creating a structural framework for Ivey business school to use when utilizing Indigenous peoples/communities in curriculum case studies. The case study we are currently working on with the Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) is serving as a blueprint for creating this decolonial structural framework. The goal for this framework is that it provides important contextual information to guide the case writing process, while simultaneously maintaining the respect and integrity of Indigenous communities and their knowledge. Throughout my journey with Head & Heart I have learned many valuable lessons and have had the opportunity to deeply connect with my Indigeneity. The R’s of Indigenous research have framed not only the research I’ve been doing, but also my personal journey with Indigenous resurgence. I am eternally grateful for the knowledge and relationships I have gained from my research experience, and I am committed to continue to utilize these to grow as an Indigenous woman and scholar.