Cheyanne Desnomie is a Plains Cree woman from Peepeekisis Cree Nation in the Treaty 4 territory of southern Saskatchewan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Anthropology, and a Master of Arts in History from the University of Regina (U of R). Cheyanne’s research background focuses on oral history, social memory, identity, and the lasting influence of colonial policies on Indigenous people.
Prior to joining the team at IPHRC, Cheyanne held a variety of roles at the U of R. Notably, she was the Manager of the Aboriginal Student Centre in addition to being the Student Success Facilitator for the nitôncipâmin omâ (OMA) Student Success Program, a retention and transition program for first-year Indigenous students at the U of R, First Nations University of Canada, Luther College and Campion College. Cheyanne is also a sessional instructor for the Department of Anthropology at the U of R. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting and creating everything from beadwork to knitting to building paper mache sculptures.