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Marlene Atleo


Senior Scholar


Dr. Marlene Atleo/ʔeh ʕeh naa tuu kʷ is of the House of Klaaqishpeelth, Hiimixklaaq, Humiis, of the Ahousaht First Nation, Nuučaan̓ uł Tribal Council, and holds an appointment with the University of Manitoba as a Senior Scholar in the Faculty of Education. She focuses on understanding the development and delivery of diverse and non-traditional community programs for credentials in post-secondary education. She also works on human rights to socio-historical integrity in education, on capacity development and on heritage language rights for educational success of Indigenous peoples. ʔeh ʕeh naa tuu kʷiss works with is defined by the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage as practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills, technologies, objects, artifacts, cultural spaces, and sacred sites.


Atleo, Marlene. 2020. “Nuučaanuł Plants and Habitats as Reflected in Oral Traditions: Since Raven and Thunderbird Roamed.” In Plants, People, and Places: The Roles of Ethnobotany and Ethnoecology in Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights in Canada and beyond, edited by Nancy J. Turner. McGill-Queen’s Indigenous and Northern Studies. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.,

Atleo, Marlene R. 2009. “Understanding Aboriginal Learning Ideology Through Storywork with Elders.” Alberta Journal of Educational Research 55 (4).

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