Bio

  Dr. Sheri Longboat is a Haudenosaunee Mohawk and band member of the Six Nations of the Grand River with twenty years of experience working with Indigenous communities in Canada. Much of her early work has focused on First Nations capacity-building through community-based GIS implementation and training for land and resource management. Her 2012 dissertation provided an alternative perspective on the persistent water crisis faced by many First Nations in Canada by investigating the interrelationships between First Nations and Western approaches to water, and the opportunities and barriers to collaborative governance. Sheri continues to work locally with Indigenous communities in Ontario. She is an independent researcher and consultant, adjunct professor in Indigenous Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, and coordinator for the Joint Stewardship Board—a collaboration between the City of Hamilton and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council for the joint stewardship of the Red Hill Valley, Hamilton. She was recently appointed adjunct faculty with the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph, and remains active in Aboriginal education as a member on the Mohawk College Board of Governors.  She holds an honours BES (Waterloo), MA (Laurier), BEd (Brock) and PhD (Laurier).