2016-17 Harington Fellow

The Centre for Rupert's Land Studies

For 2016-17, the CRLS was able to award not just one, but three Harington Fellowships:

Corrine Clyne is a fluent Cree speaker from Norway House, Manitoba. She will be graduating from a 4 year degree in Conflict Resolution Studies this year with plans to complete a Masters degree. Corrine's main research interest lies in the effects of the Child Welfare System on Indigenous wards past and present. She loves learning about her culture and plans to work with northern communities to promote holistic health in the future.

Maureen Twovoice, is an Anishinaabe-ikwe from Waywayseecappo First Nation, Treaty Four territory.  Her community is the second largest reserve in Manitoba and she is the first generation in her family not to have attended Indian Residential Schools and continue a healing journey while obtaining her educational achievements. She graduated with a two-year Diploma in Aboriginal Community Development at Assiniboine Community College in 2009.  She is a recent graduate from the University of Winnipeg with a four year Bachelor of Arts Degree, majored in Indigenous Studies and completed the standard requirements for a three year minor in History.  She is a current student enrolled into the Masters of Indigenous Governance at the University of Winnipeg.  Her thesis interest and focus will utilize her undergraduate background in relation to Chief Pasqua's Pictograph created in 1874, while emphasizing the historical framework, Indigenous perspectives and understandings, as well as the Treaty Negotiation process during the late nineteenth century.  By furthering this research she hopes to add to the limited research surrounding this unique topic and provide Indigenous communities under Treaty Four a research project conducted by an Indigenous researcher, member of the Treaty and a useful educational tool for the following generations.  Within her research she will primarily utilize Indigenous research methods and paradigms while emphasizing Indigenous perspectives and understandings of Chief Pasqua's pictograph and the Treaty process.

Erin Yaremko is in her first year of the Joint Master’s Program in History at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba. Her academic interests lie within the fields of Oral History, Canadian History and Community Development. Erin recently finished her honours degree in History with focus on Oral History in Canada, and a minor in Political Sciences. Her education has been guided by experiences she has gained throughout the last several years working with different community and research oriented jobs, and volunteer work. Erin’s Master’s research has been heavily influenced by her volunteer work especially. She believes she has learned crucial information from the communities she has volunteered with throughout the years, whether in the North end, inner city of Winnipeg, or within rural Manitoba communities. For her thesis research project Erin will be examining the relationship between Northern water bordering First Nations communities in Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro. She will be examining how each group has historically and traditionally viewed water, and through the use of oral history interviewing and a bottom up research approach, will work towards the creation of sustainable solutions for the future surrounding water within the province. Her project will focus on First Nations communities bordering lakes and rivers on treaty 5 land within Manitoba.