Indigenization in the Time of Pipelines

February 8, 2017

Chelsea Vowel

Chelsea is a public intellectual, writer, and educator whose work intersects language, gender, Métis self-determination and resurgence. She has worked directly with First Nations researching self-government, participating in constitutional  drafting, and engaging in specific land claim negotiation settlements and valuation of claims that span a 200 year period. She is passionate about creating programs and materials that enable Indigenous languages to thrive, not merely survive. 

Most recently and educator in Québec, she developed and delivered programs to Inuit youth in a restorative justice program. She is a heavily cited and internationally respected commentator on Indigenous-State relations and dedicates much of her time to mentoring other young activists. Chelsea is best know for her widely respected blog, apihtawikosisan