Matthew Wildcat is Nehiyaw (Plains Cree) and a member of Ermineskin Cree Nation. He grew up in Maskwacis and is an assistant professor in Political Science and Native Studies at University of Alberta. He recently defended his PhD Dissertation in Political Science at UBC entitled Weaving Our Authority Together – Transforming the Prairie Indigenous Political Order.
Wildcat is a Research Fellow with the Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge and the co-lead of the Prairie Indigenous Philosophy project. He was also the Director of Communications and Senior Advisor on governance for the Maskwacis Education Schools commission from 2016-2018.
For the symposium Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton on March 3 and 4, Wildcat is presenting Rethinking Territorial Acknowledgements – Creating Meaningful Statements.