Land as Body. Body as Land. 

Water as Body. Body as Water.

When we return to the Land we return to ourselves.
When we remember that we belong to the Land

we remember that we belong to each other.


erynne is of mixed Cree Métis, Filipina, Irish & Scottish ancestry. She comes from sweetgrass & mangoes. 

Her academic and personal creative work reflects themes of Inter-National Indigenous resurgence through her frameworks of embodied governance, insurgent healing and Land/Water-based wellness.

In 2020, Gilpin completed her Ph.D. entitled “Land as Body: Indigenous Womxn’s Leadership, Land-based Wellness and Embodied Governance”.

She currently works as a curriculum developer, consultant, educator, instructor and facilitator. 

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Erynne will begin her Post-Doctorate at the Centre of Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement in 2020. Her work will explore Inter-National Indigenous Birth Governance through the development of a mixed-media Storied Learning Film.

Her work will examine Indigenous Birth-governance in seven communities across North-Central and South America. 

She is also the Co-Founder of UATÊ // STORIED LEARNING, founder of Indigenous Womxn Climb, a proud team member of Native Womens Wilderness, ambassador of  ZAI sinta se vivo Brazil and collaborative founder of Indigenous Womxn Climb. 



a film-based storytelling knowledge mobilization project.

Grounded in Indigenous, anti-oppressive and radical pedagogical research and relational methodologies, storied learning (film-education-research) is a powerful tool for community-driven learning and place-based learning. 

Here is a short video based on her Doctorate Research: Land as Body

Kitaskînaw î pî kiskinohamâkoya

"I come from many worlds and am trying to find a way to construct a world where they can all fit. I understand processes of decolonization as first a Great Remembrance and thereafter connection to self, others, spirit and the Land".

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