Tansi! Gladys Rowe, MSW, Muskego Inninew Iskwe (Swampy Cree) with membership in the Fox Lake Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, Canada. Her background is in social work, and she am currently working on an interdisciplinary PhD at the University of Manitoba in the faculties of Social Work, Native Studies, and English, Film, and Theatre. Her PhD will focus on the resurgence of Indigenous knowledge in birthing through the work of Indigenous doulas, and it will use Indigenist methodology and arts-based inquiry to explore this area. Gladys has over ten years of experience in community-driven, participatory, Indigenous-led health and social justice research, evaluation, and social innovation. She is passionate about using arts-based methods in these areas and have used film, photography, and mixed-media methods as vehicles for storytelling. Outside all this academic stuff, she is a mom to three teens, and loves painting, finding new places to eat, and spending as much time as possible on the land.
Gladys Rowe, MSW