Sheelah McLean

Curriculum Developer,  San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training, BC Provincial Health Authority

Sheelah McLean is a third-generation white settler who was born and raised on Treaty 6 Territory. Dr. McLean has worked in education for thirty years teaching high school, adult education and graduate and undergraduate courses in anti-racism at the University of Saskatchewan. She is an organizer with the Idle No More network. As a scholar and community organizer, her work has focused on research projects and actions that address inequality, particularly on how white dominance is created and maintained within a white settler society. She is a curriculum developer for San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program.

  • White Benevolence

    Racism and Colonial Violence in the Helping Professions

    Edited by Amanda Gebhard, Sheelah McLean and Verna St. Denis     Forthcoming May 2022

    Racism is normalized as benevolence in the helping professions of education, social work, public health and justice. What might it look like to transform these professions with anti-racist education and a serious reckoning with colonial history?