Grandmother, Waaseyaa'sin Christine Sy


Waaseyaa'sin Christine Sy recently recorded her poem Grandmother with Mohawk poet and producer Janet Rogers (find her incredible work here and here). We will be bringing this recording with us to share at the European Network in Aging Studies conference this spring.

Listen here!

Waaseyaa'sin Christine Sy is Anishinaabe of mixed ancestry from Lac Seul First Nation and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. She is a mother, an Anishinaabe language learner, and is actively engaged in learning about sustenance land-based practices in her Anishinaabe homelands. Waaseyaa'sin has won awards for poetry, short story (fiction), and academic writing. She is the blog-author of "Anishinaabewiziwin" and a lecturer in Gender Studies at the University of Victoria. Her Ph.D. research examines historical and Anishinaabe knowledges about womyn's relationship with the sugar bush and theorizes this for a contemporary and future practice of land (re)matriation.


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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.

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. Web design by Eugenia Ochoa and Melissa Baldwin.