IMG_20141013_140554I am a settler writer, researcher, and educator, and I live with my family in Menahkwesk/Saint John, which is part of Wolastokuk in the unceded land of the Wabanaki Confederacy. I am a Research Associate with the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre and I am also affiliated with the Atlantic Canada Studies Centre. I am a member of the board of the Saint John Free Public Library.

My ancestors were New England Planters and Loyalists who came to this territory in the eighteenth century. Their promise to live in Wabanakik in good relationship with Wabanaki people informs the way I live, read, and write, and it is the primary context of my current research. You can read more about some of my previous writing here.