Kia aho matuahia te taketake, kia tūwaerea te tau…When intellect turns to intuition, knowledge becomes wisdom
I'm currently a PhD Candidate in the Political Science department at the University of British Columbia. I grew up in Maskwacis, Alberta. Maskwacis consists of four Plains Cree First Nations, and I'm a member of Ermineskin Cree Nation. My research interests can be broadly described as focusing on the impact of settler colonialism on Indigenous political orders in anglo settler contexts. My dissertation research focuses on Indigenous political orders on the northern plains always with an eye to my community.
I'm also the Assistant Editor of the journal Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society. I sit on the Board of Directors for Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies, which is wholly owned by Ermineskin Cree Nation.
I have a BA Honours in Native Studies from the University of Alberta, and an MA in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria. Prior to commencing my studies at UBC, I worked for three years with Maskwacis Cultural College and Ermineskin Cree Nation in Maskwacis.