Lori is an inter-generational survivor of the Indian Residential School system and a child from the Sixties Scoop generation. She is proud to say that over the last 25 years she has managed to locate and contact not only her birth mom and family relations, but all 6 of her living siblings – scattered across Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Her life experiences have contributed not only to her understanding of Indigenous issues, but also to her passion for education. Lori holds two undergraduate degrees (Indigenous Studies and Psychology), a Master’s degree in Adult Education from First Nations University of Canada and the University of Regina, and is currently working towards a PhD in Social Justice Education through OISE at the University of Toronto. Currently, Lori holds the position of Director, Shatitsirótha’ Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre at St. Paul’s University College.
Lori will be defending “Halfbreed” by Maria Campbell.