I introduce myself to you in Anishinabemowin. I am an Anishinabekwe (Ojibwe) from northwestern Ontario and a band member Lac Des Milles Lacs First Nation. Every day I embrace many roles and the responsibilities that go along with them. I am a researcher, artist, mother, wife, daughter, granddaughter, niece, and community member. In my work, research and everyday life, I am passionate about demonstrating how my culture and art are valuable ways of knowing and experiencing the world and instrumental to living a good life.
Dr Pedri-Spade with her grandmother Shirley and husband Rob Spade at the annual Shakopee powwow 2018