Priscilla Settee

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Priscilla Settee is a Cree activist for Native rights, women's rights and environmental rights living in Canada. She is the director of the Indigenous People's program at the University of Saskatchewan.[1]


Settee is from north Saskatchewan.[2] She attended Trent University and then became a teacher in Saskatchewan.[2] She works with Aboriginal gang members and she is a professor at the University of Saskatchewan.[3] Her specialty in Native studies is researching Aboriginal ways of understanding the world in the sciences and engineering.[2] As a professor, she stresses real-world learning, assigning community service to her students.[4] Settee was on the board of the Oskayak High School, the only Aboriginal high school in Saskatoon. from 1996 to 2013.[5]

As an activist, she has worked to set up a shelter for women facing domestic violence in Prince Albert.[2] In 1996, she was the only Canadian woman on the board of the Indigenous Women's Network (IWN).[2] In 2013, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work and contributions to Canada.[5]

In 2011, she published The Strength of Women: Âhkamêyimowak. The book's collection of stories were called by Windspeaker to be "both inspiring and through-provoking" on the topic of women in Native communities.[6] The word Âhkamêyimowak, roughly means "persistence" and the "strength for women to carry on in the face of extreme adversity," writes Settee.[7] She has also published Pimatisiwin: Global Indigenous Knowledge Systems (2013).[5]


  1. ^ Petten, Cheryl (2001). "Conferences Focus on Aboriginal Issues". Saskatchewan Sage. 5 (8): 5. Retrieved 22 August 2016 – via EBSCOhost. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ a b c d e Muldrew, Fiona (1996). "Priscilla Settee". Herizons. 10 (3): 22. Retrieved 22 August 2016 – via EBSCOhost. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ Campbell, Meagan (8 April 2016). "New Light on Saskatoon's 'Starlight Tours'". Maclean's. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Ogg, Arden (1 January 2012). "The Strength of Women: Âhkamêyimowak". The Canadian Journal of Native Studies. Retrieved 22 August 2016 – via HighBeam Research. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ a b c "Priscilla Settee". nidibaajimomin. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Smith, Christine (June 2013). "Inspiring Women Showcased as Core of Communities". Windspeaker. 31 (3): 17. Retrieved 22 August 2016 – via EBSCOhost. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ Johnston, Jasmine (September 2013). "Land, Identity, Community". Canadian Literature (218): 174–177. Retrieved 22 August 2016 – via EBSCOhost. (subscription required (help)). 

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