Shalene is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies and Director of the Aboriginal Governance and Partnership program. She is Cree from her mother (Wuttunee family) and Métis from her father (Jobin family) and is a member of Red Pheasant Cree First Nation (Treaty Six). Shalene has published in the edited collection Living on the Land: Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place (2016) and Indigenous Identity and Resistance (2010), and in the journals American Indian Quarterly (2011), Revue Générale de Droit (2013), Native Studies Review (2016). She also co-authored in Aboriginal Policy Studies (2012). She is currently working on a book manuscript titled Nehiyawak Narratives: Exploring Cree Relationality, the Land, and the Economy. Shalene is involved in numerous community centred research projects, including Métis Approaches to Governance, Tracking Change – The Role of Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance, and the Wahkohtowin Project, a land-based research and pedagogical initiative grounding university learning with Elders and knowledge keepers on the land.