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MLIS student: Hailey Zanth

January, 2022

photo of Hailey ZanthHailey is a current Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) candidate at Western. Hailey was born and raised in Georgetown, Ontario, and has resided in this town for her entire life. Georgetown is nestled in the larger Halton Region, located on the traditional land of Treaty 19 and home to many First Nations and Métis Peoples, including the Haudenosaunee, Anishinabewaki, Attiwonderonk, Mississauga, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and Wendake-Nionwentsïo Peoples. The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation are recognized as being the contemporary stewards of the traditional Treaty 19 territory.

As a settler on this land, Hailey was drawn to the project as it serves as an opportunity to thoughtfully and intentionally consider the ways that colonial settlers have altered these traditional lands and the legacy of the First Nations who were the original occupants of this land. Through participating in this project, Hailey is eager to use her previous experience with transcription to aid in the (un)learning and decolonization journeys of both herself and others alike in an attempt to give listeners access to the wealth of knowledge contained in the Smoke Signals Radio Program.