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Dr. Louellyn White


Dr. Louellyn White
Assistant Professor, First Peoples Studies, School of Community and Public Affairs
tel: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2584
office: S-CI-305

Dr. Louellyn White is Mohawk from Akwesasne and grew up in the Mohawk Valley of central New York. She completed a PhD in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona where she
focused on Indigenous education and language revitalization. She received her BA in Psychology from SUNY-Utica and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Dr. White has publications in the Encyclopedia of American Indian History and the American Indian Culture and Research Journal. Dr. White was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois.

Her book manuscript "Free to be Kanienkeha'ka: A case study of educational self-determination at the Akwesasne Freedom School, will be published with the University of Oklahoma
Press. She has published a chapter on Indigenous Women in the forthcoming edition of Canada's First Nations (Oxford University Press). Her chapter on "White Power: Performing Assimilation.

Lincoln Institute and Carlisle Indian School" will be published with the University of Nebraska Press. As a descendant of previous students, Dr. White is also actively involved in the preservation of the

Carlisle Indian Industrial School Farmhouse and the development of an interpretive center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Her research and teaching interests include: Indigenous identity formation and cultural resurgence; boarding/residential school experiences and historical roots of contemporary ideologies
toward culture and language; Indigenous language and cultural immersion influences on academic performance; community participatory research.


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