University of Ottawa (Canada)
Nancy Crépeau is a PhD candidate in Second Language Education at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Born to a mother with first-hand experience of the “Indian” residential school system, she is now developing an educational approach for Indigenous children schooled in French, focusing on reading strategies that take into account their heritage language and native culture through children’s literature. For the past twenty years, she has been working with the urban Aboriginal community, in particular in the field of higher education, through the development of academic support services for Indigenous students at the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscaminque (UQAT), Canada. She is also acting as Indigenous Representative on the UQAT Research Ethics Committee since 2017.