Wahsontiio Cross is an artist, art historian and arts educator from Kahnawake Kanien’kehá:ka Territory (QC). She is a PhD student in the Cultural Mediations program at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON. Her research interests center around contemporary and traditional Haudenosaunee material culture. She is investigating how current arts practitioners and community members may benefit from museum collections in the passing down of technical and cultural knowledge. She has already worked with many collections including the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, as part of her participation in the Smithsonian Institution’s Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology. She is also a research assistant for the Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts and Culture. In Winter 2015 she curated Home Away from Home at the Ottawa Art Gallery, an exhibition which dealt with Aboriginal relationships to space and place. She is currently working on an exhibition for the Carleton University Art Gallery.