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Distinguished Lecture Series

By School of Medicine and Public Health

October 6, 2021

This lecture will focus on Dr. Waubanascum’s dissertation which uncovered ongoing colonialism perpetuated by the modern child welfare system and how Indigenous relatives continue to reclaim and live their traditional kinship. Her work focuses on identifying and challenging ongoing colonialism and Indigenous erasure and reclaiming Indigenous lifeways.

Virtual Lecture and Q&A Thursday, October 28th 11:30-1:00pm

Cary Waubanascum is a proud member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Wakeny^ta (Turtle Clan), with ancestral roots in the Menominee, Forest County Potawatomi, and Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Nations of Wisconsin. She is a wife to Lance and Aknulha to a son, daughter, and eight nephews. She earned her PhD from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in Mni Sota Makoce. She was a social worker for 10-years with Tribal communities in Northeastern Wisconsin and throughout Turtle Island. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Social Work Professional Programs at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.