Meet Jean Paul Restoule

Jean-Paul Restoule, Wazhuzhk dodem, Anishinabe, is a member of the Dokis First Nation (Dokis) in mid-northern Ontario, and was raised in Orangeville, northwest of Toronto. He is associate professor of Aboriginal Education in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He has been a member of OISE’s Indigenous Education Network since 1998 and was a co-chair of the network for 7 years.

He co-founded SAGE Ontario, a peer support group for graduate students whose research involves Aboriginal communities, and is an original member of the OISE working group to infuse teacher education with Aboriginal perspectives called Deepening Knowledge, Enhancing Instruction. He’s contributed to research on urban Aboriginal identity, HIV prevention messaging in Aboriginal communities, access to post-secondary education for Aboriginal people, and curriculum development with Aboriginal perspectives..


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