Katrina Srigley at the CURA Conference Nov 2014

CURA Conference Nov 2014

Katrina Srigley is associate professor in the Department of History at Nipissing University in North Bay, Canada. Author of the award-winning monograph Breadwinning Daughters: Young Working-Women in a Depression Era City (University of Toronto, 2010), Srigley’s scholarship forefronts women’s collective and individual experiences and explores the dynamics of memory making and storytelling. Her Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)-funded research developed in partnership with Nipissing First Nation picks up the themes of storytelling and engaged practice.

Katrina teaching class


Gaa Bi Kidwaad Maa Nbisiing: A-Kii Bemaadzijik, E-Niigannwang mobilizes Anishnaabeg ways of knowing and understanding the past and decolonized research practice to examine and mobilize the history of Nbisiing Anishnaabeg territory. Srigley is currently co-authoring a book with Glenna Beaucage (Cultural Planning Coordinator, Nipissing First Nation) entitled Gaa-Bii Kidwaad The Story of Nbisiing Anishnaabeg.  Their work has also focused on exploring dibaajimowinan (everyday stories) of the Nipissing Warriors, a highly-successful all-Anishnaabeg hockey team in the 1960s and 70s, which carry important teachings about family and community and what it means to be a warrior. This work has been mobilized in a variety of ways: as a historical exhibit, through curriculum and most recently in a short documentary in partnership with Regan Pictures. Srigley has also worked with the North Bay Friendship Centre, centering Indigenous storytelling methodologies to document and explore the history of homelessness, poverty and migration in northeastern Ontario. This work, supported by a SSHRC-funded Community University Research Alliance grant, informed the provincially-mandated ten-year housing planning for the District of Nipissing and is highlighted in the Friendship Centre’s publication, “Walking the Red Road”.

picture of 8 women Celebrating Sherna Berger Gluck, OHA, Long Beach, California, 2016

Celebrating Sherna Berger Gluck, OHA, Long Beach, California, 2016

a photo of participants of the GRASAC Gathering, Woodlands Cultural Centre, September 2016

GRASAC Gathering, Woodlands Cultural Centre, September 2016

image of Autumn, John and Katrina

 3MT Provincial Competition 2016




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