Alexandria Wilson
Alexandria Wilson

Nellie would be proud

A U of S researcher was honoured this past weekend for her work in social activism and community building initiatives.

Alexandria Wilson, an associate professor in the College of Education and director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre, received a Nellie award, named after Canadian suffragette Nellie McClung.

Wilson's scholarship has greatly contributed to building and sharing knowledge about two spirit identity, history and teachings, Indigenous research methodologies, and the prevention of violence in the lives of Indigenous peoples. Her current research projects include two-spirit and Indigenous feminist topics. She also co-developed a master's program in land-based education, which combines academic study with teachings from the land, community and traditional knowledge holders. Additionally, Wilson is one of many organizers of the Idle No More movement.

The Nellies honour women who have made significant contributions to social justice, the arts and promoting democracy.

Read more at the Winnipeg Free Press.
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