Alexandra Nahwegahbow is a PhD student in the Cultural Mediations program at Carleton University's Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture. She is Anishinaabe and Kanien’keha:ka, and a member of Whitefish River First Nation with roots in Kahnawake. Her research examines Indigenous visual and material culture from the Great Lakes region with a focus on childcare practices and the roles of family, community and youth. She is an emerging curator, recently completed an exhibition for Canada Council for the Arts and is currently working on an exhibition for the Carleton University Art Gallery for Fall 2017. Alex is fascinated by stories, oral history and object agency, and has a strong interest in community engagement initiatives and the Indigenization of museum and gallery spaces.
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