Dr. Sean Lessard

Associate Professor, University of Alberta

Dr. Sean Lessard is from Montreal Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 6 territory.  He is an award-winning writer, international speaker and researcher in the field of indigenous education. Sean is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Regina and Associate Professor at the University of Alberta.  He was awarded the Pat Clifford emerging researcher award by the Canadian Association for Teacher Educators as well as the 2018 American Educational Research Association Early Career Research Award. Sean’s work focuses on indigenous youth empowerment and leadership both in and outside of schools.