Christine Luckasavitch is an Omàmìwininì Madaoueskarini Anishinaabekwe (a woman of the Madawaska River Algonquin people) and belongs to the Crane Clan, and is of mixed settler ancestry including Irish, Swedish, and Polish. Christine continues to live in her ancestral territory, land that her Ancestors have called home since time immemorial.
Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from Acadia University and is currently working toward her Master of Arts in Indigenous Studies from Trent University. She is an avid volunteer, serving as a board member for a number of organizations including the Friends of Algonquin Park and the Turtle Island Journal of Indigenous Health.
Christine is the owner of two Indigenous knowledge-based companies, Waaseyaa Consulting and Waaseyaa Cultural Tours. Both companies are dedicated to enhancing the awareness and understanding of Algonquin Anishinaabeg history and culture throughout unceded Algonquin territory. Christine is the Executive Director of Native Land Digital, an Indigenous-led not-for-profit dedicated to providing free education of Indigenous territories and knowledge systems across the world.
Christine has worked as an archaeologist, educator, and in the realm of Indigenous politics. She spends most of her time out on the land, and has a keen interest in learning more about traditional plant use. She is currently writing her first book, Ondjitigweyaa Madaoueskarini Omàmìwininì (Algonquin People of the Madawaska River Headwaters), a true and concise history of the Algonquin people written from an Algonquin Anishinaabekwe perspective.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
- What stories does the land hold?
A Questions for a Resilient Future series curated by Christine Luckasavitch.
Photo credit: Alyssa Bardy