The overall objective of my Canada Research Chair is to explore how to “story” hopeful futures by drawing on Indigenous practices of relationality with all our relations (human, non-human, ancestral). Over the next five years I will be examining how to 1.) build and explore Indigenous relational spaces through a land based research hub (Nokom's House) 2.) create and mobilize decolonizing narratives through performance and museum exhibitions; 3.) advance theory, methods, and practice of Indigenous oral history; and 4.) explore Indigenous revitalization through storied practice with international Indigenous partners in Sweden and Ecuador. The “headquarters” of all this work will soon be “Nokom’s House,” a land-based research hub I am building in the University of Guelph arboretum with colleagues Dr. Sheri Longboat and Dr. Brittany Luby. https://alumni.uoguelph.ca/give-to-guelph/giving-priorities/nokum-house
PhD (History) – University of Guelph, 2010
Masters (Adult Education, Sociology and Equity Studies) – OISE/University of Toronto, 1997
Anderson, K & Meshake, R. (2019). Injichaag, My Soul in Story: Anishinaabe Poetics in Art and Words. Winnipeg, Canada: University of Manitoba Press.
Anderson, Kim, Maria Campbell and Christi Belcourt, Eds. (2018). Keetsahnak / Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press.
Anderson, Kim. (2016). A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood, 2nd Edition. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.
Innes, Robert A. and Kim Anderson, Eds. (2015). Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.
Anderson, Kim. (2011). Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.
Groat, C. & Anderson, K. (2021). Holding Place: Resistance, Reframing, and Relationality in the Representation of Indigenous History. The Canadian Historical Review, 102(3), 465-484.
Anderson, K. (2020). Musings. On Seasons of Indigenous Feminism, Kinship and the Program of Home Management. Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, 35(1), 204-213.
Anderson, K & Cidro, J. (2020). Because We Love Our Communities: Indigenous Women Talk about their Experiences as Community Based Health Researchers. Journal of Higher Education, Outreach and Engagement, 24(2), 16.
Anderson, K & Cidro, J. (2019). Decades of Doing: Indigenous Women Academics Reflect on the Practices of Community-based Health Research. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Ethics, 14(3), 222-233.
Anderson, K, Ruiz, E, Stewart, G & Tlostanova, M. (2019). What can Indigenous Feminist Knowledges and Practices Bring to Indigenizing the Academy? Journal of World Philosophies, 4(1), 35.
Anderson, K, Lalor, Amina, Longboat, Sheri & Luby, Brittany. (2022). Learning to be Good Relatives: Building Nokom’s House. In Hétu, Dominique, Amanda Fayant, Marie Carrière, and Libe García Zarranz (Eds.), Living and Learning with Feminist Ethics and Poetics Today. Edmonton, Canada: University of Alberta Press. (Submitted)
Anderson, K & Hokowhitu, B. (2021). Pretty Boy' Trudeau vs. the 'Algonquin Agitator': Hitting the Ropes of Canadian Colonialist Masculinities. In Adese, Jennifer & Robert Alexander Innes (Eds.), Indigenous Celebrity: Entanglements with Fame. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.
Bergier, A, Anderson, K & Meshake, R. (2021). We Stand Strong in our Knowledge: Anishinaabemowin One Bundle at a Time. In Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank (Eds.), Revitalizing Endangered Languages: A Practical Guide. London, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
Anderson, K. & J. Brant. (2021). Indigenous Mothering: New Insights on Giving Life to the People. In Andrea O'Reilly, Ed., Maternal Theory, Essential Readings (2 ed.). Toronto, Canada: Demeter Press.
Anderson, K & Meshake, R. (2021). Conclusion: Still Here. In Linda Morra & Sarah Henzi (Eds.), On the Other Side(s) of 150: Untold Stories and Critical Approaches to History, Literature, and Identity in Canada (pp. 299-303). Waterloo, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Anderson, K. (2021). Multi-generational Indigenous feminisms: From F word to what IFs. In Brendan Hokowhitu, Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Linda Tuhiwai-Smith, Chris Andersen & Steven Larkin (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Critical Indigenous Studies (pp. 37-51). New York City, United States.
Anderson, K & Meshake, R. (2019). Kinship as Research Methodology: Travels to Truth and Reconciliation. In Andrea Breen, Shawn Wilson and Lindsay Dupré (Eds.), Research as Reconciliation: Unsettling Ways of Knowing through Indigenous Relationships. Toronto, Canada: Canadian Scholars' Press.
Anderson, K & Ball, J. (2019). Foundations: First Nations and Metis Families. In Gina Starblanket, David Long and Olive Dickason (Eds.), Visions of the Heart: Issues Involving Aboriginal Peoples in Canada (5 ed.). Toronto, Canada: Oxford University Press.
What are the qualities of a student who would be successful in your lab?
- I do a lot of community based research with Indigenous peoples and communities; experience in this area is very helpful. Writing skills and creativity are important in all the work that I do. Enthusiasm and hard work are much appreciated!
How would you describe your mentoring style?
- I like to meet with students in a kitchen table environment through bi-weekly research team meetings where we eat, visit and do collaborative work.
Is there anything else you’d like your potential students to know?
- Indigenous students will have access to distinct funding opportunities at Guelph and through Indigenous mentorship and networking grants.
I am working on projects in the following areas: exploring Indigenous relationality with "all our relations" (land, water, animals, human, spirit); decolonizing narratives of settlement and encouraging Indigenous storywork through museum exhibitions; Indigenizing the campus at Guelph through language and placemaking; theorizing on Indigenous oral history and practice; promoting international Indigenous conversations through visiting and storytelling.