Karsten Henriksen has held education leadership positions in several communities in rural and remote northern Canada, most recently Nunavat Arctic College and at Lambton College. There he has specialised in aligning programmes with the needs of communities. We talk about growing up in Vancouver, sociology, remote communities, storytelling, and indigenising curriculum and self-determination.
Was I really a person who deserved to be there?
Aligning programmes with the needs of communities
Complexity of challenges
Authentic relationships with rural and remote communities
Being authentic means focusing entirely on relationship – everything else will come from that.
Sustainable: We are stewards of the world in which we live. Our actions today will impact future generations – and we will be judged by that.
Activist: Facilitate improvements
Superpower: Lessons learned from others. Never ask someone to do something you are not prepared to do yourself. Being authentic.
Motivation: The challenge of the day – making life better for that one student. Creating an environment where people feel they belong.
Advice: Be kind to one another – think about global society and coming together collectively.