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Dr. Mary Jane McCallum, Principal Investigator

Mary Jane McCallum is a member of the Munsee Delaware Nation near London, Ontario. She moved to Manitoba from Ontario in 2001 to undertake a PhD in History at the University of Manitoba. Her academic training focused on Indigenous health, education, and labour history; women’s history; and the history of race and colonization in Canada. Mary Jane continues to teach and conduct research in these areas. Following the completion of her PhD in 2008, she joined the University of Winnipeg Department of History, where she is now an Associate Professor. For list of Mary Jane’s publications and research projects, click here.

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Dr. Scott de Groot, Project Coordinator

Scott de Groot recently completed his PhD in history at Queen’s University. His dissertation and book manuscript explore the transnational, intellectual, and communications history of gay liberation activism. Supported by the the Riley Postdoctoral Fellowship in Canadian History, Scott is currently examining the historical origins of Two-Spirit as a concept, identity, and political project. He has considerable experience with oral history research, and has taught courses in Canadian history and the history of sexuality at Queen’s University and the University of Manitoba.

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Dr. Kathi Avery Kinew, Co-Investigator

Kathi Avery Kinew, M.S.W., Ph.D., is a citizen of the Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation, Treaty #3, and has worked with and for First Nations and their organizations in Manitoba and Ontario for more than 40 years. She is the Manager, Research & Social Development Initiatives, at Nanaadawewigamig, First Nations Health and Social Secretariat, established by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs in 2014.  Since 1996, Kathi has taught Native Studies as a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba.