Residential School Survivor and Independent Scholar, Researcher and Author,
Dr. Herman Michell has been in the field of Indigenous education for many years. He is an advocate for the Indigenization of schools and places of higher learning in the aftermath of residential schools.
Dr. Michell has expertise in land-based education and bridging Western science and Indigenous Ways of Knowing. He does professional development workshops with teachers across Canada. Dr. Michell is an independent scholar, a tenured university educator, a published author, researcher, consultant, lecturer, and conference speaker.
Dr. Michell is a residential school survivor. He grew up on the shores of Reindeer Lake in northern Saskatchewan. Both of his late parents were trappers. He speaks the Woodland Cree language. He is a member of the Barren Lands First Nation in Treaty 10 territory.
Dr. Michell studied at four universities in Canada. In 2008, he completed a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Regina in Curriculum and Instruction (Cree culture and School Science). He also has a master’s degree in Education from the University of British Columbia (1998) in curriculum and instruction and has completed courses in Education Psychology and Special Education from UBC and the University of Manitoba. Dr. Michell initially obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Winnipeg in 1990 majoring in Justice and Law Enforcement.