Our Indigenous Studies Program Committee includes three faculty members at McGill University:
"Gloria Bell’s research and teaching examines visual culture focusing on Indigenous arts of the Americas, primarily from the nineteenth century through to contemporary manifestations. Currently, her research focuses on exhibition histories of First Nations, Métis and Inuit arts in the early twentieth century in Italy, Global Indigenous studies, decolonizing and anti-colonial methodologies, materiality studies, and the importance of art as living history. Her book project, “Indigeneity in the Eternal City,” focuses on the relationships between Indigenous American cultural belongings, material sovereignties, and exhibition histories in Italy. Through an analysis of the artworks of Indigenous artists, statuary of Indigenous American delegations, children’s games, and missionary accounts, Bell’s research presents the mobility of Indigenous visual culture, and the global circulation of Indigenous artists and artworks in cosmopolitan spaces such as the Vatican."
"Ms. Wanda Gabriel is a citizen of Kanehsatake (Oka) Kanieke’ha:ke nation. She holds an MSW degree from McGill University. Additionally Ms. Gabriel is a national trainer & facilitator guided by traditional teachings, social work theories and experiential techniques to facilitate family and community healing. She has 26 years of experience in the social and healing field with a commitment and passion to change which was fired by her own ongoing healing journey. Ms. Gabriel has worked in collaboration with National, Regional Aboriginal agencies and Aboriginal communities across Canada dealing with crisis intervention and issues of sexual abuse, lateral violence (internalized oppression), drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence and residential school issues."
christa.scholtz [at] mcgill.ca (Christa Scholtz)
Program and committee chair. Please see her profile here.