Alex Wilson

Dr. Alex Wilson is Associate Professor and the Academic Director of the Aboriginal Education Research Centre at the University of Saskatchewan. She is Swampy Cree from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. Her scholarship has greatly contributed to building and sharing knowledge about two-spirit identity, history, and teachings, indigenous research methodologies, anti-oppressive education, and the prevention of violence in the lives of indigenous peoples. As a community activist and Idle No More organizer, her work also focuses on interventions that prevent the destruction of land and water. She is the recent recipient of a 2016 Nellie Award for community activism, the 2015 U of S Community Engagement Award and the 2016 Peter Corren award. Alex was instrumental in developing the University of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Land based Master’s program.