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 – Green Bay and her Ph.D. in social work from the University of Minnesota – 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.