Omeasoo Butt, Graduate Student, Community Engagement, Station 20 West
Omeasoo Butt is a Cree woman and a PhD candidate in the department of History at the University of Saskatchewan (UofS). Her project is with the Sliammon community on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. It examines the complex relationship between humans, architecture and colonialism. Omeasoo is also involved in the Aboriginal and Indigenous Graduate Students’ Council at the UofS. She previously served as the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) president for 2010-2011. As GSA president she presented on a panel with then governor general Michaëlle Jean entitled Women’s Rights are Human Rights. This has led to some public speaking engagements in the area of women’s empowerment with the Saskatchewan Women’s Forum and the YWCA in 2013.
Omeasoo enjoys the arts, movies, working out and being active in her traditional culture. The opportunity to work with communities both on and off campus is a fantastic fit for Omeasoo’s talents and passion.
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