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CBC News: Dr. Lucy Fowler, Future 40 under 40 Finalist

June 10, 2024 — 

Lucy Fowler is working at the intersection of Indigenous and queer identity to make the university experience and broader community more inclusive.

Fowler, who has a PhD in education, is a Métis two-spirit woman who chairs the Manitoba Métis Federation’s Two-Spirit Michif Local and a faculty member at the University of Manitoba, where she is leading a project to help the institution better support Indigiqueer and other Indigenous people.

“We need to be making more expansive spaces … where people can express who they are, however they are, and come to that space and be welcomed,” Fowler said of her work at the university. 

Fowler is helping to develop a U of M Indigenous education post-doctoral program, co-founded the Pawaatamihk: Journal of Métis Thinkers academic journal, and is co-hosting a Métis studies symposium this fall with over 300 scholars expected to attend.

She has also been part of the Mamawi Project, in which she and others have hosted gatherings for Métis people.

Visit CBC News to read more about Dr. Lucy Fowler’s community work 

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