CPSN Advisors

Anita Tenasco

Anita Tenasco is Anishinabe Algonquin from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg (an Algonquin community located north of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). Anita is an educator who firmly believes in First Nations control of First Nations education, in the urgent need to revitalize First Nations languages and in the value of play in and around schools.  Anita has served her community in a number of roles in education and in community services since 1994. As Anita is the child of a Residential School Survivor – she values engaging with non indigenous educators and schools so that a voice of the Anishinabe Algonquin Nation is presented to mainstream educators.

Awad Ibrahim

Awad Ibrahim is the Air Canada Professor in Anti-racism at the Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa. He is a Curriculum Theorist with special interest in anti-racism and social justice, youth culture, Hip-Hop, diasporic and continental African identities, and applied linguistics. His most recent books include, Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian academy: Teaching, learning, and researching while Black (2002, co-edited with Tamari Kitossa, Malinda Smith and Handel Wright) and Disruptive learning narrative framework: Analyzing race, power and privilege in post-secondary international service learning (2022, co-edited with Manu Sharma and Andrew Allen).