Cary Waubanascum

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Cary Waubanascum is a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Wakeny^ta (Turtle Clan), with ancestral roots in the Menominee, Forest County Potawatomi, and Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Nations of Wisconsin. Her work centers on identifying and challenging ongoing colonialism in social work and child welfare and reclaiming Indigenous lifeways. She is currently an Assistant Professor of social work at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Before entering the Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, she worked ten years as a social worker with Indigenous families and communities in Northeast Wisconsin and across Turtle Island. She is a wife to Lance and Aknulha to a son, daughter, and many nephews.

Cary Waubanascam by flowering tree