Dawn Martin-Hill

Dawn Martin-Hill

Associate Professor
Department of Anthropology, McMaster University

Dawn Martin-Hill (Mohawk, Wolf Clan) holds a PhD in Cultural Anthropology and is one of the original founders of the Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University in Canada. She is the recipient of a US-Canada Fulbright award, Outstanding Teaching Award from the Aboriginal Institutes Consortium, and she has received grants from SSHRC, CIHR and the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Her research includes: Indigenous knowledge & cultural conservation, Indigenous women and the contemporary practice of Indigenous traditionalism. She has also produced three documentaries about historical traumas, indigenous knowledge and traditional practices. The latest film, “Sewatokwa’tshera’t: The Dish with One Spoon” (2008), is about the Haudenosaunee reclamation of traditional lands. Dawn is passionate about community empowerment, sustainability and traditional environmental conservation practices. Most importantly she is keen to share sustainable water solutions incorporating indigenous knowledge.