The Social Justice Institute’s Indigenous Pedagogies Research Network presents:
Dr. Dustin Louie
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Calgary
January 11 | 12-1:30pm
Room 028, Jack Bell Building
2080 West Mall, UBC
The presentation will examine research conducted in western Canada to understand the overrepresentation of Indigenous girls and women in sexual exploitation and the sex trade. Indigenous women are drastically overrepresented in the sex trade, comprising between 50-90% of cases in Western Canadian cities, despite representing 2-5% of the population in these regions. The presentation is based upon Dustin’s dissertation that examined preventative education for Indigenous girls vulnerable to sexual exploitation in northern Saskatchewan. Currently, he is undertaking a three-year follow up study in Calgary, funded by the Alberta Human Rights Commission, which will see research findings translated into preventative programming for on-reserve schools.