Dela Waan, Tansi, and welcome to my website!

My English name is Robin R. R. Gray.  On my mother’s side, I am Ts’msyen from Lax Kw’alaams, BC, and I wear the Ts’msyen name, T’uu’tk (Boastful Voice of Raven/Always Prominent Voice of Raven). Within the Ts’msyen Nation, I belong to Waap Liyaa’mlaxha, which is a Gisbutwada (Blackfish/Killerwhale) House in the Gitaxangiik Tribe. On my father’s side, I am Mikisew Cree from Fort Chipewyan, AB. My great-great grandfather was Chief Mikisew, and he was a signatory to Treaty 8. Mikisew means Call of the Eagle.

Currently, I am a PhD candidate in socio-cultural anthropology and Indigenous studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

My research areas include:

  • knowledge and power
  • settler colonialism and decolonization
  • law, ethics and society
  • the poetics and politics of reclaiming
  • repatriating Indigenous cultural heritage
  • community-based research 
  • Indigenous methodologies