Research Institute; Assistant Vice-President of Indigenous Initiatives; Associate Professor, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies Assistant Vice-President of Indigenous Initiatives
Dr. Kahente Horn-Miller (Kanien:keha’ka/Mohawk) is an Associate Professor and holds the inaugural position of Assistant Vice President, Indigenous Initiatives at Carleton University. As Co-Chair of the Carleton University Strategic Indigenous Initiatives Committee, she worked to develop a strategic plan called the Kinamagawin Report that resulted in 41 Calls to Action. Her current work is aimed at implementing these initiatives, university-wide. She continues work on developing Collaborative Indigenous Learning Bundles alongside research, writing and performance/storytelling on Haudenosaunee philosophy of feminine Mother Law, Indigenous governance and consensus-based decision making, mapping Kanien:keha (Mohawk) place-names. Her administrative, teaching and research practice are about bringing forth a way of engaging with the world in a relationship of respect, reciprocity and balance through ethical research, consensus-based decision making and collaborative engagement.
Indigenous Initiatives Administrator and Special Projects Coordinator
A graduate of Carleton, Julie has recently returned to the university after working for many years as an executive administrator within healthcare and the federal government. She is the Indigenous Initiatives Administrator and Special Projects Coordinator for the Office of the AVP-Indigenous Initiatives at Carleton. Julie is a member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation. is a mother of two boys and has been married for 18 years.
Research Facilitator – Ānako Indigenous Research Institute
Naomi Bird (She/Her) is a Plains Cree woman from Thunderchild First Nation in Saskatchewan. She recently joined the team as the Research Facilitator, Indigenous Initiatives where she is working closely with the Ānako Indigenous Research Institute and the Office of the Assistant Vice President, Indigenous Initiatives. Her extensive experience as an educator and program developer for students from nursery to post- secondary and work with students with disabilities brings much knowledge to our team. Naomi is a mother of two and has been married for 21 years. She holds a Bachelor of Education Degree and a Master of Educational Administration Degree from the University of Saskatchewan.