an_pem-fellowsAlexandra Kahsenni:io Nahwegahbow is Anishinaabe and Kanien’keha:ka, and a member of Whitefish River First Nation with roots in Kahnawake. She is a PhD student in the Cultural Mediations program at Carleton University’s Institute of Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture in Ottawa, Ontario. Her research examines Indigenous visual and material culture from the Great Lakes region with a focus on childcare practices and the roles of family, community and youth. She is an Assistant Coordinator for the Aboriginal Enriched Support Program at Carleton University at the Centre for Initiatives in Education, and acts a Research Assistant for the Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Art and Culture. She is an emerging curator, recently completed an exhibition for Canada Council for the Arts and is currently working on an exhibition for the Carleton University Art Gallery for Fall 2017. Alex is fascinated by stories, oral history and object agency, and has a strong interest in community engagement initiatives and the Indigenization of museum and gallery spaces.