Dr. Winona Wheeler is a member of the Fisher River Cree First Nation in Manitoba. Winona’s family comes from Gorge Gordon First Nation, Saskatchewan. A lifelong student of Indigenous knowledge, oral history, post-colonial theory and Indian-White relations, Winona has been teaching and publishing in Indigenous Studies since 1988. In addition to her faculty appointment at Athabasca University in the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research, she is/was the Lead Researcher in the AMC-TRCM Manitoba Treaties Oral History Research Project and the TRCM Research Strategist.
Dr. Wheeler earned her PhD in Comparative Ethnic/Native American Studies in 2000, at the University of California, Berkeley, her MA (History) in 1988 from the University of British Columbia, and a BA Honors (History), 1986, from the University of Manitoba. She is of Cree/Assiniboine/Saulteaux/Irish/English heritage.
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