Renée Bédard

Member of Dokis First Nation

renee bedard

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education


Renée E. Mazinegiizhigo-kwe Bédard is of Anishinaabeg ancestry and a member of Dokis First Nation. She holds a PhD from Trent University and previously worked at Nipissing University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Native Studies. 

Her area of publication includes work related to Anishinaabeg mothering, maternal education, and contemporary issues facing Anishinaabeg women. 




Research Interests:

  • Anishinaabeg mothering
  • Maternal education
  • Contemporary issues facing Anishinaabeg women


  • PhD, Trent University
  • MA, Trent University
  • BA, Nipissing University


  • Bédard, Renée. (2018). “Indian in the Cupboard” Lateral Violence and Indigenization of the Academy. 10.1007/978-3-319-74760-6_5.