ALANA Cultural Center, 13 Oak Dr, Hamilton, NY 13346, USA

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The Native American Studies program invites you to a presentation by Catherine Tammaro and Kathryn Labelle. This presentation highlights the intergenerational effects of colonialism on Wandat women, calling attention to their unique struggles and resistance over time and space. Grounded in community-engaged research, this presentation also calls attention to to a collaborative model of scholarship demonstrating a new wave of history that is not just about Indigenous people, but done with Inidgenous people. 

Co-sponosored by the Women's Studies Program.


Taǫmęˀšreˀ  ~ People of the Little Turtle, Wyandot of Anderdon Nation; Wendat Confederacy

Catherine Tammaro is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practise spans decades. Elder Catherine is a seated Spotted Turtle Clan FaithKeeper and is active throughout the City of Toronto and beyond, in many organizations as Elder in Residence, Mentor, Teacher and Cultural Advisor. She is an alumna of the Ontario College of Art and has had a diverse career, multiple exhibits and installations, published written works and presentations and continues her well established arts practise.

Catherine also actively supports the work and development of other artists on an ongoing basis. She served on the Board of the TAC, TAC’s Income Precarity Working Group and was the Chair of the Toronto Arts Council’s Indigenous Advisory Committee in 2020/21 and is the Indigenous Arts Program Manager at Toronto Arts Council and continues teaching, learning and exploring her creativity and that of others. 


Dr. Kathryn Labelle is an Associate Professor of Indigenous history in North America at the University of Saskatchewan and an honorary member of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas. Her research centres on the Wendat/Wyandot/Huron communities with particular interest in settler colonialism, Indigenous identity and the experiences of women from the seventeenth century to the present. In addition to publishing articles on Wendat child-rearing, warfare, and leadership, Labelle is the author of the award-winning book Dispersed, But Not Destroyed: A History of the Seventeenth Century Wendat People (UBC Press, 2013). She also co-edited with Thomas Peace From Huronia to Wendakes: Adversity, Migration, and Resilience, 1650-1900 (UO Press, 2016). Her latest book publication, in collaboration with the Wendat/Wandat Women's Advisory Council, is entitled: Daughters of Aataentsic: Life Stories from Seven Generations (MQUP, 2021). She is currently the co-editor of Ethnohistory, the flagship journal for the American Society for Ethnohistory.

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