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.
My research interests include Aboriginal Education, Indigenous Theory, and Community-based research.