Kia aho matuahia te taketake, kia tūwaerea te tau…When intellect turns to intuition, knowledge becomes wisdom
Francine Burning writes in the third person while completing a public profile. In addition to this aspect, she belongs to the Kenieke'haka, People of the Flint (better known as the Mohawk Nation), Six Nations of the Grad River Indian Reservation in Southern Ontario - Turtle Clan. She is the lone parent of three Kenieke'haka daughters and graduate student at The University of British Columbia in the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program. A literary artist, performer, and emerging film-maker, Francine's academic and community interests includes Canada's Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, settler-colonial politics and Canada-Indigenous relations. She is a long term observer of settler-colonialism and believes that Indigenous people are currently making a new emergence into a healthy and balanced future. Her research inquiry relates current Indigenous performance to Indigenous community empowerment and the continuity of Indigenous legacy.