Mohawk of Kahnawà:ke & PhD Student (Cultural Mediations), Carleton University
Building: St. Patrick’s Building
Wahsontiio has been a research assistant with GRASAC since 2014. Her roles have been photographing, documenting and creating records for the GKS database from institutions such as the Royal Ontario Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and the Haffenreffer Museum, and Weltmuseum Wien.
Her research interests broadly cover Haudenosaunee traditional and contemporary material culture with a focus on beadwork traditions in her home community. Her goal is to combine museum research with her experience as an artist and arts educator; for her dissertation, she is working with contemporary artists and community members who could benefit from close study of museum objects, which includes using the GRASAC database.
Wahsontiio is an artist, independent curator and PhD candidate in Cultural Mediations at Carleton University, from the Mohawk Nation of Kahnawà:ke.