- Indigenous Studies the Discipline
- Cree intellectual traditions and oral history methodologies
- Indigenous Knowledge
- Anti-Colonial Theory & Approaches
- History of Indigenous-Settler Relations
- Land Claims & Treaty Rights
- Community-Based/Engaged Research
- History of First Nations Education, Indian Residential Schools, Missionary Relations
Winona is a member of the Fisher River Cree Nation in Treaty No. 5 territory (Manitoba) though her family hails from George Gordon’s First Nation in Treaty No. 4 territory (Saskatchewan). Of Cree/Assiniboine/Saulteaux and English/Irish descent Winona has been a professional historian and a professor of Indigenous Studies since 1988.
Regular columnist "Introspection" in Eaglefeather News
"Guidance from Early Fourth World Indigenous Resistance Literature in the Americas: The Historical Writings of Warren, Standing Bear and Ahenakew," pp. 136-151 in Raja Sekhar Patteti ed., Exploring Fourth World Literatures: Tribals, Adivasis, Dalits (New Delhi: Prestige International Publications, 2011).
"The Fur Trade, Treaty No. 5 and the Fisher River First Nation," pp. 209-221 in Margaret Anne Lindsay and Malory Allyson Richards eds., Papers of the Rupert's Land Colloquium 2008 in Rocky Mountain House, Alberta (Winnipeg: The Centre for Rupert's Land Studies, 2010).
Cree Intellectual Traditions in History,” pp. 47-61 in The West and Beyond: New Perspectives on an Imagined Region. Alvin Finkle, Sarah Carter, and Peter Fortna, eds.. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press, 2010.
“Harsh Lessons, Residential school scars run deep,” p. 5 in National History Society, Mark Reid ed.. 100 Photos that Changed Canada. HarperCollins Canada, 2009.
“Act of Defiance, Famous ‘no’ vote sank Meech Lake Accord,” p. 186 in National History Society, Mark Reid ed.. 100 Photos that Changed Canada. HarperCollins Canada, 2009.
“The Worst Canadian Contest: Sir John A. Macdonald.” The Beaver (August-September 2007): 35.
“Reflections on the Social Relations of Indigenous Oral History.” Pp. 189-214 in David T. McNab, ed.. Walking a Tightrope: Aboriginal People and Their Representations. Waterloo: Wilfred Laurier University Press, Aboriginal Studies Series, 2005.
“Urban Indian Reserves.” P. 187 in David J. Wishart, ed.. Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005.
“Payipwat.” P. 591 in David J. Wishart, ed.. Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005.
“Reflections on the Responsibilities of Indigenous/Native Studies.” Canadian Journal of Native Studies 21, 1 (2001): 97-104. http://www2.brandonu.ca/library/cjns/21.1/cjnsv21no1_pg97-104.pdf
Guest Editor. Oral History Forum, Special Issue: Indigenous Voices from the Prairies. Vols. 19-20, 1999-2000.
“Calling Badger and the Symbols of the Spirit Languages: The Cree Origins of the Syllabic System.” Oral History Forum, 19-20 (1999-2000): 19-4.
“Narrative Wisps of the Ochekwi Sipi Past, A Journey in Recovering Collective Memories.” Oral History Forum, 19-20 (1999-2000): 113-125.
“Colonialism and First Nations Women.” Pp. 49-80 in Scratching the Surface: Canadian Anti-Racist Feminist Thought. Edited by Enakshi Dua and Angela Roberts. Toronto: Women’s Press, 1999.
“The Journals and Voices of a Church of England Native Catechist: Askenootow (Charles Pratt),1851-1884.” Pp. 304-329 in Reading Beyond Words: Native History in Text and Context. Edited by Jennifer Brown and Elizabeth Vibert. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 1996. 2nd Edition: Pp. 237 – 261 in Reading Beyond Words: Contexts for Native History. Edited by Jennifer S. H. Brown and Elizabeth Vibert. Peterborough: Broadview Press, 2003.
“Indigenous Voices, Indigenous Histories—Part 3: The Social Relations of Oral History.” Saskatchewan History 51, 1 (1999): 29-35.
“Indigenous Voices, Indigenous Histories—Part 1: The Othering of Indigenous History.” Saskatchewan History 50, 2 (1999): 24-27.
Teaching & Supervision
INDG 107.3 Introduction to Canadian Indigenous Studies
INDG 210.3 Indigenous Ways of Knowing
INDG 216.3 The Presence of the Past in Indigenous Life
INDG 261.3 Aboriginal Intellectual and Cultural Traditions in Western Canada
INDG 262.3 Aboriginal Narratives of Historical Memory
INDG 281.3 First Nations History in Western Canada
INDG 302.6 Seminar on Indian History
INDG 350.6 Indigenous Studies Research Methods
INDG 351.3 Indigenous Oral Histories Research
INDG 371.3 Indigenous Women
INDG 430.3 Issues in Cultural Preservation
INDG 450.6 Research in Aboriginal Communities
Community-Based anti-colonial education indigenous knowledge oral history women
Documents & Links
- Acts of Defiance--100 Photographs
- Calling Badger
- Cree Intellectual Traditions and History
- Decolonizing Tribal Histories (University of California, Berkeley, PhD dissertation, 2000)
- Ethnic Assimilates Indigenous
- Harsh Lessons--100 Photographs
- The Fur Trade, Treaty 5, and Fisher River Cree Nation
- Thoughts on the Responsibilities of Indigenous Studies
- #USask #ArtsAndScience #Indigenization Great Moon | Installation of Fourth Stone
- Indigenous Community Engaged and Community Service Learning
- Indigenous Peoples Day Panel, 2021
- Land Back! The Importance of Oral History in First Nation Land Claims Cases 2021
- Peace and Coexistence: The Realities of Saskatchewan on Indigenous Territory Panel Discussion 2016
- Shekon Neechie: An Indigenous History Podcast Episode 1: "Pandemics
- The Cures of Hudson Bay Orkney International Science Festival 2021
- Uof Winnpeg Weweni Lecture 2020 Indigenous Health and Wellbeing in Times of Pandemic
summer 2019 Usask students hosted by Aboriginal Studies at Uni of Swinburne, Melbourne Australia
land based camp at Poundmaker First Nation
INDG 430 students researched and created posters on each of the Indian Residential Schools in Saskatchewan that were put on display at the TRCM National Event in Saskatoon, June 2012. Community service learning & applied research.
a few of the many people who volunteered to make the ceremonial exhibit happen.
Indigenous women historians