Carleton University

Doctorate of Philosophy: Canadian Studies; Specialization in Political Economy

In Progress (PhD Candidate)

My PhD marks a shift in my research focus. Having moved away from my exploration of the white saviour trope for the time being, I now am researching ambiguous treaty understandings between Indigenous and Canadian legal orders and Crown treaty responsibilities under the advice and guidance of some of the leading settler studies, literary, and Indigenous legal scholars in Canada. This research is specifically focused on Anishinaabe understandings of treaties and treaty relationships. This work also touches on the self-governance resurgence taking place during Restoule v. Canada (Attorney General) (2018). I aim to begin the community based potion of this research in early 2023.

Associated certificates: Kinàmàgawin Indigenous Learning Certificate (Finished April 2022)

Concordia University

Master of Arts: Digital Innovations in Journalism

March 2020

Continuing on from a supervised research project during my previous program, I advanced my research on the white saviour trope in Canadian newspapers. My thesis Towards Reconciliation: The White Saviour Trope in Canadian Newspaper coverage of Grassy Narrows First Nation between 1977 and 2019 is now available.

Concordia University

Graduate Diploma Program: Journalism

May 2018

In one year I learned the practical skills and theories that I need to be an effective journalist in a high paced industry. During this course I produce several articles that were published in the Link Newspaper and the North Bay Nugget.

Athabasca University

Bachelor of Arts: English major

February 2017

I studied post-colonial literature, Canadian literature, literary analysis, and creative writing. I also studied philosophy, ethics, and psychology (particularly in reference to the psychology of mass media).