About the Author

Theresa Turmel


Dr. Theresa Turmel (Biidaaban Ntam bi yaad) is an Anishinaabe-kwe from Michipicoten First Nation. She completed her Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies from Trent University in 2013. Her doctoral dissertation, Forever We Will Remain: Reflections and Memories: 'Resiliency' Concerning the Walpole Island Residential School Survivors Group, was the product of twenty plus years of a participatory, community-based partnership with the residential school survivors from Walpole Island. Her most significant research work has been working with Indian residential school survivors in a special project capacity with a critical analysis of resiliency theory. In her personal life, Theresa is the proud mother of three adult children, John, Danielle and Chantal and extremely proud grandmother of Ariel, Alexandra, Dylahn, Emma-Leigh and Ben and has been married to husband Mike for the past thirty-six years.