Joy Mannette

Joy Mannette is a mother, Acadienne, activist and educator. She has taught for 34 years as a classroom teacher and sociologist in Ontario and Nova Scotia. She also has experience teaching First Nations students and working on treaty issues with the Mi’kmaq First Nation. Joy is perhaps best known for her work on the Marshall Inquiry, but she has also lived and researched in the Mohlakeng township west of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Questions of ethicality in a racialized context of pedagogy and research preoccupy her current work. Her research interests include cross cultural ways of knowing, community organizing for change, cross-cultural learning, issues in university experience of racialized students, law, policy and ethics and new approaches in qualitative research Joy Mannette struggles to live by the wisdom imparted to her by Maliseet artist Shirley Bear urged me: “Give your power away.”

Books by Joy Mannette


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