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: