Jennifer Adese is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at UTM. Prior to joining UTM, she was Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Indigenous Studies in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University. Jennifer is currently working on a book project that analyzes the term “Aboriginal” and its rise to popular cultural and economic debate in the wake of the 1982 Canadian Constitution’s entrenchment of “Aboriginal rights.” She is also co-editor on the forthcoming book, New Directions in Métis Studies from UBC Press. She is also co-editing the book, Indigenous Celebrity in development for University of Manitoba Press. In addition, Professor Adese current and ongoing major research project is engaged in long-term research project that examines the historical political organizing of Métis women.