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Mary LeMaître


Mary LeMaître Photo by Rachel Berg
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Modern Languages and Literatures


  • Aboriginal Issues
  • Indigenous Issues
  • Language / Linguistics

Areas of Expertise:

  • Analysis of Social Discourse
  • Colonial Discourse (stereotypes about Indigenous Canadians: what they are are where they come from, how they affect our relationship, and how we can change them)
  • French Language
  • Second Language Learning
  • The Indian Act as opposed to the treaties and the UNDRIP

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Available To:

  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others


Dr. Mary LeMaître is an instructor in the Modern Languages and Literatures department at The University of Winnipeg. She holds a PhD in French and Catholic Studies, specializing in the analysis of social discourse, from the University of Manitoba; as well as a BA Honours in French with Cree and Spanish, a Masters in Medieval French Literature; a pre-Masters in Speech Pathology; and various teaching courses.

Since attending the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission(TRC) in 2010, she has turned the focus of her research towards colonialism in Canada (Residential Schools, the treaties and the Indian Act, and colonial discourse). She loves to write and is the authour of several French language books: The Secret Life of French Verbs and Other Sentence Parts, Perfect Your French: 500+ anglicisms, faux amis, and vocabulary errors to avoid, and Au bureau: Naviguez le monde des affaires en français. She is currently writing a book on colonial discourse in Canada and has had her TRC poem You are. I have met you, published in Red Rising Magazine. As the Communications person for KAIROS for Manitoba and North-Western Ontario, she is very involved in Indigenous rights and environmental groups in the Winnipeg.

Media and Research Expert