Dr. Kiera Brant-Birioukov
Senior Advisor & Co-Founder
PhD, MA, BEd, BA, OCT
Born and raised on the Ridge Road in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Kiera is a Mohawk educator, researcher, writer, and academic with diverse professional experiences. She is a co-founder of Ridge Road Training & Consulting, Inc., with her husband and mom. Kiera is an Assistant Professor of Wuleelham Indigenous education at York University. She is also a certified elementary teacher in Ontario and British Columbia, teacher educator, and cultural facilitator.
She has worked as consultant in Indigenous curriculum development, professional development facilitator, Indigenous resource development, grant writing, and qualitative research. Kiera has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and book chapters on defining reconciliation, ethical Indigenous education, and oral histories in the curriculum.
She specializes in Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy, offering training for Indigenous and settlers peoples to learn about the history of colonization, the legacy of Indian residential schools, treaties, reconciliation and reconciliatory pedagogies, and land acknowledgements.
She is a proud mom of a one year old, Gregory Rorennahronken, who is full of life and wisdom.