Cle-alls Kelly

First Nation
Office:4105 River Building

John Medicine Horse Kelly is a professor in Carleton’s School of Journalism and Communication and is Haida from Skidegate Village in Haida Gwaii. Kelly serves as a co-director of Carleton University’s Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language and Education (CIRCLE) and is a member of Carleton’s Indigenous Education Council.

Kelly has worked to support Indigenous languages, cultures and education in Canada and the United States since 1993. He developed unique electronic recording and editing systems for creating language resources and trained community members throughout the Northwest to use these systems to record their elders.

Kelly is one of 15 Indigenous experts Canadian Heritage designated as leading language and culture authorities.