Céline Wick is a Michif woman with family histories all across the prairies & is a descendant of Bellerose, Lafontaine, Gladu and Villebrun family lines. She is currently completing a master’s degree in Social Justice Studies with a specialization in Women’s Studies at Lakehead University. She is inspired by the strength of her Mémé Pussycat, held up by the love of her Mémé, encouraged by her Momma and driven to make a better future for her niece Parker.
Céline’s research is rooted in her identity as a Michif woman and focuses on the importance of relationships, kinship and community to cultural identity and futurity. She is currently working on recording her family’s stories in order to weave them together with archival research to recapture some of what has been lost as a result of settler colonialism. In this way, she will “locate the ways in which familial and colonial histories intersect.” Her work is accountable first to her family (past, present and future) and to her community. She hopes her work is seen as an act of love that honours her grandmothers and aunties.
 Hunt, Dallas. “Nikîkîwân: Contesting Settler Colonial Archives through Indigenous Oral History.” Canadian Literature 230/231 (Autumn/Winter 2016);27.