It is with great excitement that the Indigenous Studies Program welcomes Dr. Heidi Senungetuk and Ms. Gabrielle Doreen to the Program.
Dr. Senungetuk (Inupiaq) joins McGill as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Indigenous Studies after earning a PhD in Ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University. Her research has focused on Inupiaq music and dance in urban spaces in Alaska and she will be exploring northern Indigenous performative arts in Arctic regions under the supervision of Dr. Allan Downey during her time at McGill.
Ms. Doreen (Yakotennikonhrare– she takes care of them, Kanien’kehá:ka) joins the Indigenous Studies Program as a Faculty Lecturer after serving as a Kanién’kéha language instructor for several years at Kawenna’onwe Primary Immersion School (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory). Her research has focused on Indigenous land-based pedagogies, language instruction and revitalization, and she is currently a M.Ed. candidate in Indigenous land-based education at the University of Saskatchewan.
Please join the Indigenous Studies Program in extending a warm welcome our two new academic staff members!