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Keri Cheechoo

Keri Cheechoo

Keri Cheechoo is a Cree Iskwew from the community of Long Lake #58 First Nation. She is a mom, kookum (grandmother), and part-time professor who resists daily the systemic and institutional racism that is deeply embedded within society and higher education. She is also a Doctoral Candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa, and is in the very exciting space of completing and defending her dissertation. A published poet, Keri uses poetic inquiry (an arts-based methodology) in a good way that connects her spiritual aptitude for writing with educational research. Keri seeks to share the missing histories, and the intergenerational and contemporary impacts of colonial violence on Indigenous women’s bodies, as a part of her commitment to the educational and reconciliation process toward Indigenizing school curricula.

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