Presentations and Selected Academic Activities


  1. Presenter (with Audra Mitchell) ‘Earth Violence: Indigeneity and the Anthropocene’, Land/Body conference, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 2016
  2. Invited speaker (solo), ‘Indigenizing the Anthropocene: Prairie Indigenous Feminisms and Fish Co-Conspirators’, Fisher Centre for Gender, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Spring Speakers Series, March 2016
  3. Invited speaker (solo), ‘Fish pluralities, refraction and decolonization in amiskwaciwâskahikan’, University of Toronto Faculty of Architecture, Master’s of Visual Studies Proseminar series, March 2016
  4. November 21, 2015: Presenter, American Anthropological Association annual meetings in Denver, Colorado. Paper title: “Refracting the State: Paulatuuq human-fish relations, bureaucratic management, and the commercial Hornaday River char fishery”
  5. February 21, 2015: Invited speaker, Concordia University, “World of Matter’ symposium
  6. February 16, 2015, Guest Lecturer, ‘Global Politics of the Anthropocene’ (course), New Centre for Research and Practice
  7. February 03, 2015: Invited speaker, Nottingham Contemporary, “Catastrophe/Opportunity: A Conversation on Climate Change”
  8. June 12-13, 2014: Invited Scholar, “Arctic Crossings” workshop, Liu Institute for Global Issues, University of British Columbia, unceded Musqueam Territory
  9. May 14, 2014: Chair, panel on ‘Indigenous Communities and Economic Development’, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Summer Institute on “Truths, Indigenous Peoples and Public Policy”, Osoyoos.
  10. November 19, 2013 Presenter,’Canadians in their Natural Environment: From Experience and Values to Actions and Outcomes’ workshop organized by Nathan Bennett, Melanie Millette and Karina Benessaiah, part of Trudeau Foundation Week (Montreal)
  11. November 18, 2013 Presenter, ‘Making Knowledge Public’ — a Trudeau Foundation Master Class with Trudeau Fellow Ronald Rudin. (Montreal)
  12. November 18, 2013 Presenter, ‘Women Claiming Rights: Local Action, International Advocacy’ workshop organized by Leila Qashu and Tamil Kendall, part of Trudeau Foundation Week (Montreal)
  13. May 2013 Participant/Presenter, International PhD Summer School for Studies of Arctic Societies (Wendake/Essipit/Quebec City)
  14. November 2012 Participant, 9th Annual Trudeau Foundation Public Policy Conference (Edmonton)
  15. November 2012  Organizer, two-day Trudeau Scholars’ Workshop “Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Aboriginal Housing, Homelessness, Space and Identity in Canada”, in partnership with Homeward Trust Edmonton, the University of Alberta Faculty of Native Studies and the University of Alberta International’s Global Education Program (Edmonton)
  16. November 2012   Presenter, “Fishing as Knowing: Intimacy, Vulnerability and Trust in women’s relationships to the environment through fishing in Paulatuuq”, 111th American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting (San Francisco)
  17. October 2012  Co-chair, “Rebuilding home: Housing as a social determinant of northern economic prosperity”, Northern Governance and Economy Conference (Yellowknife)
  18. June 2012 Presenter, “Activating the Heart: Storytelling, Knowledge Sharing, and Relationship”, Trudeau Scholars’ Workshop (Yellowknife)
  19. May 2012 Participant, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Summer Institute (Montebello)
  20. February 2012 Participant, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Mentors-Scholars Retreat (Victoria)
  21. November 2011 Participant, 8th Annual Trudeau Foundation Public Policy Conference (Halifax)
  22. June 2011 Presenter, ‘“This is the life”: Fishing in the context of environmental change in Paulatuk, Northwest Territories: an examination of the gendered aspects of local subsistence fishing activity’. Paper presented at International Congress of Arctic Social Sciences, Akureyri, Iceland
  23. March 2011 Participant, Blackfoot Shirts Project Conference (Oxford)
  24. February 2011 Participant, ESRC Seminar:Knowledges, Resources and Legal Regimes: the New Geopolitics of the Polar Regions’, (London)
  25. June 2010 Participant, Agriculture Canada workshop on First Nations Agriculture and Climate Change (Winnipeg)
  26. April 2010 Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Forest Research (reviewed a manuscript on Aboriginal involvement in Forestry planning)
  27. September 2009 Co-presenter with Dr. Parlee, lecture on Social Determinants of Health—Aboriginal Healthcare Careers Day (orientation of first year Medical students, U of A)
  28. July 2009 Presenter, 14th International Congress for Circumpolar Health (Yellowknife)
  29. July 2009  Abstract accepted 15th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (Vienna) [unable to attend]
  30. May 2009 Presenter/Partcipant, International PhD School for Studies of Arctic Societies (IPSSAS), Edmonton
  31. March 2009 Presenter at Arctic Science Summit Week in Bergen, Norway
  32. January 2009 Presenter at Department of Rural Economy annual Graduate Students’ conference
  33. November 2008 Poster displayed at University of Alberta Faculty of Native Studies 20th Anniversary Research Symposium
  34. June 2008 Poster presentation, “Boom Bust Economies: Impact on Rural and Remote Communities Conference”, Inuvik
  35. May 2008 Participant, “Science in the Changing North Conference”, Yellowknife
  36. April 2008 Abstract accepted for “Human Dimensions in the Circumpolar Arctic: An  Interdisciplinary Conference under the Auspices of the International Polar Year” 8-10 October, 2008, Umea University, Sweden [unable to attend]
  37. August 2007  Presenter, U of A Faculty of Native Studies “Researching Resistance” Conference

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