It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you as one of the faculty members in the department of First Nations Studies at UNBC. I would like to acknowledge the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh where the Prince George campus of UNBC sits and I have had the privilege to live for more than a decade.
My name is Rheanna Robinson and I am a proud member of the Métis Nation of British Columbia. I am also a proud mom to two young sons, Sean and James, who are also of Nisga’a ancestry. While my Métis heritage comes from Manitoba’s Red River Valley, I was raised in the community of Smithers, BC and moved to Prince George in 1995 shortly after UNBC opened. I earned my BA in History/First Nations Studies (2001) and my MA in First Nations Studies (2007) at UNBC. I earned my PhD from the Department of Educational Studies at UBC. I have been teaching at UNBC since 2006 and deeply value the role of Indigenous Knowledge within institutions of higher learning.
Research and Expertise
My research interests include Aboriginal Education, Indigenous Theory, and Community-based research.