RESEARCHERS

Heidi Burns

Heidi is the grateful mom of two sweet babes and partner to a talented woodcrafter residing in Nogojiwanong/Peterborough County located within the Michi Saagig Anishinaabek territory. She is an MA candidate at the Frost Centre for Canadian and Indigenous Studies at Trent University. Her MA research centres on the importance of Manómin (Wild Rice) gathering to inter-generational relationships and well being over life course.  Out of a love for both people and plants (yes, animals too) she hopes, through the collaborative community based project, to better learn about the relationship with the local food medicine, Manómin, and to identify opportunities to support ongoing ecological restoration work by First Nations community members that bring youth and elders together.

Aging Activisms is a program of activist research, academic mentorship, and intergenerational community-building led by
Dr. May Chazan, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Gender and Feminist Studies at Trent University.

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Thanks to Ben Hodson for our graphic. The photos on our site have been taken by members of the Aging Activisms research team and our participants and collaborators.