Professor Kelly O'nahkwi:yo Maracle

Kelly O'nahkwi:yo Maracle

Assistant Professor


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Arts and Science

People Directory Affiliation Category

Research Interests:  Land-Based Indigenous Knowledge, plant-based teachings, and pollinator gardens


M. Ed. World Indigenous Studies in Education, Queen's University


O’nahkwi:yo Kelly Maracle is a Mohawk woman and member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte at Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Kelly has held numerous roles in the field of Indigenous education over the past 20 years including K-12, adult education, post-secondary education, and administration. She is a mother of three children and sits with the Turtle clan. Kelly’s areas of focus are developing culturally responsive, Land-Based educational programming and Trauma Informed Practice. She completed her Masters of Education in the World Indigenous Studies in Education program at Queen’s University, with research in plant-based teachings, Land-Based Indigenous Knowledge and pollinator gardens. “I am always inspired by my late father, who firmly believed in the power of education.”


Professor Maracle teaches the following courses:
INDG 395: Special Topics: Learning Together from The Land
INDG 401: In Community Capstone: Research & Relationships