Supervisor: Scott Morgensen
Research interests: Indigenous Studies, Gender Studies, Colonization/Decolonization, Storytelling, Community
Jan, Mohawk, Turtle clan mother, single mother of two sons, Associate Vice-Principal Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation. Born in Messina, NY and raised at Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Jan has spent her life working for the revitalization of the Mohawk language and the culture, traditions, and spirituality of her ancestors. Grandmother, mother, auntie, sister, political and spiritual activist, and teacher - she believes in the power of knowing who she is and where she comes from. Jan acquired a B.A. in native studies from Trent University and a B.Ed. from the ATEP at Queen's University.