Indigenous Young Women: Speaking Our Truths, Building Our Strengths

Megan Kanerahtenha:wi Whyte

Megan Kanerahtenha:wi Whyte is an artist, art educator and art therapist from the Mohawk Nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. She is currently completing a BFA at Concordia University, with a specialization in Art Education and a minor in Psychology. Outside of her schooling, Megan is actively involved with the Kahnawake Youth Forum, the Native Youth Sexual Health Network and the Indigenous Young Women’s National Advisory Board providing an arts-based approach to social change. Through these artistic, social and academic endeavors, her goal is to culminate a growing curriculum of multimedia visual art and exploratory processes that address the impact of socio-political forefronts and traditional teachings on the Indigenous sense of self and social fabric of today’s society.