Margaret Kress

Born in Saskatchewan, Margaret Kress, a woman of Métis, French, English, and German ancestry, is guided by the words of elders in her quest of a transformative education and a conscious society. Margaret has worked closely with Elders, knowledge keepers and educational and community leaders throughout Canada in the areas of Indigenous wellness, Indigenous and inclusive education, and social and environmental justice. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Brunswick, whose work focuses on issues associated with Indigenous education and research methodologies, inclusivity and reconciliation, storywork, and decolonizing and self-determining practices. She is the recent recipient of a SSHRC Insight Grant (2016-2020) entitled Preserving sacred landscapes: the reawakening of blood memory as justice. As the Principal Investigator for this Indigenous research study of storywork, participatory action and revolutionary arts encompassing the knowledges of thirteen Indigenous women leaders/elders and youth from seven nations, she collaborates with researchers from the University of Manitoba, University of Saskatchewan, University of New Brunswick, Stockholm University and Sami University College.