Cary Waubanascum

Assistant Professor, Social Work Professional Programs, University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Green Bay, Wisconsin

Dr. Cary, Wapanohsew, Waubanascum Hawpetoss is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of¬†Wisconsin, Wakeny^ta (Turtle Clan), with ancestral roots in the Menominee, Forest¬†County Potawatomi, and Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Nations of Wisconsin.¬†She is a wife to Lance and Aknulha (Mother/Aunty) to a son, Tahatunhahelahawi (he¬†is bringing happiness), daughter, Yehkwaloloks (she is harvesting), many nephews,¬†and Loki (our baby girl German Shepherd). Cary worked ten years as a social worker¬†with Indigenous families and communities in Northeast Wisconsin and across Turtle¬†Island. Dr. Waubanascum earned her master’s degree in social work from the¬†University of Wisconsin ‚Äď Green Bay and her Ph.D. in social work from the University¬†of Minnesota ‚Äď Twin Cities in Mni Sota Makoce in 2021. Dr. Waubanascum is¬†currently an Assistant Professor of social work at the University of Wisconsin-Green¬†Bay. Her research centers on uncovering and challenging ongoing colonialism in¬†social work and child welfare and reclaiming Indigenous lifeways.

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