Dr. Lana Whiskeyjack is a multidisciplinary treaty scholartist (Scholar and visual art actionist) from Saddle Lake Cree Nation. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. Her research, writing, and creativity, grounded in nêhiyaw ceremony, nêhiyawêwin (Cree language) revitalization, and in Indigenous ways of knowing and being, guides her creativity, scholarship, research, and student and community support. She is featured in a documentary about confronting and transcending historical trauma through her arts-based practice titled, “Lana Gets Her Talk” (2017).
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.