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Ban Righ Centre News Winter 2020

Kelly-Ann King is an Indigenous member of the Timiskaming First Nation band, completing her final year in the Bachelor of Arts (honors) Undergraduate Degree program at Queen’s University. When she gave birth to her beautiful baby, Kaya, in her second year, Kelly continued to excel in her academic endeavors while raising her daughter. With philosophy as her major and passion, pursuing graduate studies in philosophy is the next step for this young and outstanding mother.

In the spring of 2019, Kelly was awarded the Undergraduate Student summer Research Fellowship (USSRF) offered by Queen’s University. Her project was titled Unsettling Settler Colonialism: Indigenous resurgence and the politics of solidarity work. With aims to decolonize education, she participated in social movement research and incorporated alternative and Indigenous practices in her methodology. Kelly plans to focus her graduate work on the philosophical elements of Indigenous practices and histories, as well as analyzing the current relative existential and social-political issues.

Read the full Winter 2020 Newsletter (PDF, 1.4 MB)