Heidi Burns

Heidi 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 intergenerational 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.