Sarah Carter FRSC is Professor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair in the Department of History, Classics and Religious Studies, and Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. From Saskatoon, she received her B.A. Hon. and M.A. from the University of Saskatchewan and Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba. She taught at the University of Calgary from 1992 to 2006. Her research focuses on the history of settler colonialism in Canada and in comparative colonial and borderlands perspectives. Her 2016 book Imperial Plots won several awards including the Governor General’s History Award for Scholarly Research. Her most recent book is Ours By Every Law of Right and Justice: Women and the Vote in the Prairie Provinces (2020). In 2020 she was awarded the Killam Prize in the Humanities.
Honoure Black is settler woman living in Winnipeg, Treaty One Territory. She is a PhD Candidate in Design and Planning at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture and a 2021-2024 SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship recipient for her research. Her dissertation is currently titled: Insurgent Public Art, Decolonizing Settler Colonial Urban Space in Winnipeg, Treaty One. Honoure is also a sessional instructor for both the School of Art and the Faculty of Architecture, often teaching courses in art history, landscape theory, and interdisciplinary research methods. She is a mother to two young daughters and a loving partner. In her spare time, Honoure loves to garden, camp, and hike with her family.
William Osborne has a pre-Masters degree in education and counselling. He is a spiritual leader and the former leader for Pimicikamak Cree Nation. He has lived all his life in one of the 4 Pimicikamak communities known as Cross Lake. He is a spiritually-gifted Elder in the Circle of Life teachings, having attained and earned the right of the Elder status through ceremonies.
Anne Lindsay’s career has focused on archival primary source research, particularly in areas relating to settler interactions with Indigenous peoples, as well as fur trade-era history. She has worked and continues to work as a researcher for a number of Indigenous communities, including work focusing on the present implications for educational planning that stem from the colonial history of education in specific communities. In addition to this work, she has held positions in archives and research with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba and before that, with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. She continues to work both formally and informally with individuals trying to locate information about their own or their family’s connections to Residential and Indian Hospital Schools. Prior to working with Residential Schools histories, her work with the Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies at the University of Winnipeg engaged with a wide range of fur trade-era histories. In addition to her studies, she is also currently involved in local dialogues around honouring the children buried in Residential School cemeteries.