June 20, 2024

Internationally renowned indigenous peoples’ rights, women’s rights, and environmental rights advocate, Dr. Priscilla Settee, is among the plenary speakers at the third International Conference on Cordillera Studies set July 8 to 10 in Baguio City.
Settee is the director of the Indigenous Peoples’ Program at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in an Interdisciplinary Program specializing in Education and Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan.
She also holds B.A. Sociology, Bachelor of Education, and a Master of Education in Curriculum Studies.
Storytelling is apparent in Settee’s writing which for her reads “like a story and personal account of some 40 years in the field of education.”
She said story or story telling is a foundational methodology and a traditional means of educating youth.
She co-edited the book, “Expressions in Canadian Native Studies” published by the University Extension Press in 2000.
The book, “Akemeyimow, A Book of Women’s Stories,” which she edited and was published by Coteau Publishing in 2011, documents stories of women who struggled against negative forces to create a world of peace, harmony, and justice for their communities.
A professor of Indigenous Studies, Settee has received the University of Saskatchewan Provost Teaching Award for Excellence in Indigenous Education in 2012 from the University of Saskatchewan and the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Award for contribution to Canada in 2012 from the Governor-General of Canada.
She is also a member of Cumberland House Cree Nation, a board member of the Canadian Centre for policy Alternatives, and was a presenter at the United Nations Permanent Forum on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples working with the Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Languages in 2008.
The third International Conference on Cordillera Studies (ICCS3) is organized and hosted by the University of the Philippines Baguio through its Cordillera Studies Center.
Topics to be discussed relate to the general theme of “Indigenous Peoples and Sustainable Development Goals.”
The conference aims to examine how indigenous peoples figure in the sustainable development goals and provide a venue for participants to present and discuss experiences, opportunities, and challenges in concerning the international framework of development adopted by UN member-states in 2015.
The submission of abstracts for paper presentations and panels for ICCS3 has been extended until Feb. 25.
For more information, interested parties may contact [email protected] or [email protected]. – Junley L. Lazaga