Brenda  Wastasecoot

Photo of Brenda Wastasecoot
Position: 
Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies
Publications: 

“Nikis memory map: A Cree girl speaks from the past.” Ars Medica Online Journal. Volume 11 No. 1 2015

http://www.ars-medica.ca/index.php/journal/issue/view/21/showToc

“Down the flats.” Published in N. J. Sinclair & W. Cariou (Eds.), Manitowapow: Aboriginal writings from the land of water. 2011 Winnipeg, MB: Highwater Press.

“Granny’s Giant Bannock.” A published children’s book. Winnipeg, MB: Pemmican Publications, Inc. 2008

“Culturally appropriate healing and counselling: One woman’s path toward healing.” Published in R. Neil (Ed.), Voice of the drum: Indigenous education and culture. Brandon, MB: King Fisher Publications. 2000

Dissertation

Wastasecoot, Brenda Isabel. “Showing & Telling the Story of Nikis: Arts Based Auto-ethnographic Journeying of a Cree Adult Educator.”

Biography: 

Brenda Wastasecoot is Cree from Churchill, Manitoba. She is a mother, grandmother, and great-great Aunt of the Wastasecoot and Brightnose family. Their roots begin from the York Factory fur trading post, flowing south along the Hudson Bay railway to Winnipeg. Currently, Dr. Wastasecoot teaches at the University of Toronto, where she resides in Toronto. She consults with the Arts & Science Faculty members to better reflect the historic truth and to open doors to reconciliation. Dr. Wastasecoot’s doctoral dissertation is title: “Showing and Telling the Story of Nikis: Arts Based Auto-ethnographic Journeying of a Cree Adult Educator.” In telling the stories from a memory map of her childhood home in the 1960’s she exposes the impacts of the Residential School policy.