Tina Munroe is PhD student in the Queen’s Department of English. She identifies as a non-status Anishinaabe (Saulteaux) woman who grew up in the city far from her mother’s homeland and spends a lot of time thinking about what the repatriation of Indigenous land and life could look like if imagined beyond the parameters of capitalism or the Indian Act. Her research interests include Indigenous literatures of Turtle Island, Indigenous philosophy and critical theory, representations of urban Indigeneity, and he Indigenous body as Home/Land. For her PhD, she considers the ways urban Indigenous people made “dispossessed” of traditional homelands relate to place and space in cities plagued by racial violence like her hometown of Thunder Bay. She has been a guest speaker at Lakehead’s Indigenous Graduate Speaker Series and National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation “NCTR Dialogue: Land Back” event, and moderator for Thunder Bay’s “Tea with Kokum”.

Appearing in 25. Beneath the Surface: Hope and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls