||Kiera L. Ladner is Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Politics and Governance and an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba. In 2010 she edited a collection on Oka@20 with Leanne Simpson entitled This is an Honour Song: Twenty Years Since the Blockades (Arbeiter Ring Press) and is currently writing a book on Indigenous constitutions and constitutional politics tentatively entitled This is Not a New Book. Her current projects include: the Indigenous Leadership Initiative; a project on Constitutional renewal in Canada, Australia and New Zealand; the creation of an Indigenist research network between the University of Manitoba and the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; a collaborative project examining the impact of residential schools and day schools on Indigenous governance, political traditions, and philosophies; a collaborative community based project (Mahikani Wikowin Kotawan) with Rocky Cree or Asiniskowithini Acimowin; and, a project on mobilizing political resurgence and decolonization in Canada and Hawai’i. Other research interests include self-determination, treaty constitutionalism, the relationship between rights and responsibilities within multiple contexts (Indigenous, Canadian/constitutional and International), Indigenous political thought, federalism, social movements and gender diversity.
||Damien Lee is a PhD student at the University of Manitoba’s
Native Studies program in Winnipeg, where he is studying the resurgence
of Anishinabe traditions of belonging and citizenship. He was adopted
into the Anishinabe nation along the northwestern shore of Lake Superior
at the age of one.
|| Chad Cowie is from the Aniishinabek community of Minominkaaning,
also known as Hiawatha. He is currently in his first year of his M.A,
focusing on Canadian and Indigenous Politics. My areas of interest are
Canadian Constitutionalism, Charter of Rights, electoral systems,
Canadian/Indigenous political relations, Indigenous politics, and voting
behaviour. He plans to focus his M.A research on a comparative analysis
of Canadian/Indigenous relations as they relate to New Zealand/Maori
relations. Chad hopes to eventually seek a PhD in order to teach and
volunteer his knowledge and experience to the betterment of his
||Max Aulinger is a second-generation settler of German ancestry,
who was born and raised in the unceded Musqueam territory now known as
Vancouver. He attained his undergraduate degree through First Nations
House, at the University of Toronto. Max's M.A research considers if a
theoretical analysis of the concept of food sovereignty pertains to the
discourse of current community centered strategies, and if so- how.
Max's research has provided him with the opportunity to work alongside
members of Skownan Anishinaabek First Nation.
||Andrea Gallagher is a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation. Born
and raised in Winnipeg, Andrea received her undergraduate degrees in
Political Studies and Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. Her
graduate work centres on issues of citizenship in Canada. Her research
examines different pluralist theories as well as Indigenous views on
both First Nations and Canadian citizenship.