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Yvonne Bomberry

Luther welcomes Indigenous faculty

Rev. Dr. Kristine Lund, principal-dean of Martin Luther University College, is pleased to announce the appointment of Yvonne Bomberry as associate professional faculty.

“I am very pleased that Yvonne has joined our faculty, and I look forward to working with her as we continue our efforts at reconciliation with Indigenous communities,” Lund said. “Yvonne joining us will support Luther in strengthening our commitment to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action.”

Bomberry will primarily be teaching Luther’s new course Indigenous Wisdom and Methodologies, which introduces select Indigenous worldviews and ways of knowing in relationship to the task of decolonizing and Indigenizing spiritual care, theology and related academic inquiry.

She will also support and contribute to Luther’s ongoing collaborations with Indigenous communities.

Bomberry said she wanted to contribute to the learning of non-Indigenous students by making them aware of Indigenous knowledge, history and culture they did not learn in school.

“I want them to learn our truth and not believe everything they may see in the media, especially all the negative stereotypes there are of my people,” Bomberry said. “As Canada moves forward with reconciliation with Indigenous people, there are many who still don’t know the truth.”

With Bomberry’s appointment, Luther employs four associate professional faculty members. The positions are held by members who have extensive professional experience in a variety of areas.

In addition to teaching at a number of post-secondary schools — including Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Social Work, universities in Toronto, Waterloo and Six Nations Polytechnic — Bomberry is an experienced social worker. For more, view her faculty profile page.

Associate professional faculty members also serve as voting members of Luther’s senate.

She began her role on Aug. 1 and is scheduled to teach three courses, one during each term, this academic year.


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