JA AA HAANACH'E / TANSI / HELLO
My name is Cheyanne Connell (she/her). I am Dunne-Za Cree (West Moberly First Nations), and am a Doctoral Student in Socio-Cultural and Indigenous Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and freelance illustrator (Kinepikw Designs). For my PhD, my research project looks at the relationship between Dunne-Za Cree identity-making and traditional Language. Broadly, my research interest is in contemporary Indigenous identity-making and questions of identity performance, representation, and 'authenticity.' My art is largely informed by my research interests, and works to contribute to the increasing realm of contemporary, digital Indigenous artwork.
ILLUSTRATOR, KINEPIKW DESIGNS
PHD STUDENT, SOCIO-CULTURAL & INDIGENOUS ANTHROPOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA