Dr. Amy Shawanda is an Odawa kwe from Wiikwemkoong, Manitoulin Island. She is a mother, auntie, student, and life-long learner of Anishinaabe cultural ways and Anishinaabemowin. Her research interests primarily lie within the Anishinaabe thinking, being, doing, and connecting with the land. She has specific focus on bringing Indigenous health knowledge into Western health care. Her first publication was with the Turtle Island Journal of Indigenous Health titled Baawaajige: Exploring Dreams as Academic References. She has diverse research interests that includes Indigenous pedagogies, research methods and methodologies, star knowledge, Dream Knowledges, history, and storytelling.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
- Kina Gwaa Gegoo Gzhe-Mnidoo Gaa Bgidana Maagii’ing (Geographies of Embodiment)
A response to “What stories does the land hold?”
- Baawaajige: Exploring Dreams as Academic References
Read Dr. Amy Shawanda’s writing in the Turtle Island Journal of Indigenous Health