Two local women join trio overseeing Indigenous studies at Laurentian University 

By Rosalind Russell – Two local area women are joining a third in overseeing Indigenous studies at Laurentian University. 

Professor Nicole Wemigwan is from Serpent River First Nation and Wiikwemikoong Unceded Territory and Professor Sharlene Webkamigad also originally from Wiikwemikoong, join Professor Adria Kurchina-Tyson of Sudbury in being appointed to the School for Indigenous Relations tenure-track faculty.  

All three are finishing up PHDs and share the belief that the continued inclusion of Indigenous and First Nations perspectives across programs is essential to the University’s identity and is valuable to prospective faculty and students. 

They have already begun working together and will introduce their approach to Indigenous-led studies later this year. 

Photo: Becoming a faculty member at Laurentian University is a dream realized for Adria Kurchina-Tyson, Nicole Wemigwan, and Sharlene Webkamigad. As their academic journeys evolve, so too do their dreams. With PhDs nearing completion, the professors are looking ahead at the ways they intend to make an impression on the Laurentian Community as newly appointed tenure-track faculty. Photo montage provided by LU.

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