Catherine Richardson/Kineweskwêw, Ph.D. is Métis with Cree, Gwichin and English ancestry. She is the Director of First Peoples Studies at Concordia University in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal and a registered psychotherapist. Cathy holds a research Chair in Indigenous Healing Knowledges and is a co-founder of the Centre for Response-Based Practice. She studies colonial violence, healing and dignity. She has published six books, the most recent ones entitled “Facing the Mountain: Indigenous Healing in the Shadow of Colonialism Speaking the Wisdom of Our Time.