Nashia Graneau


Kalinago Territory, Commonwealth of Dominica


B.A. in History with a minor in Political Science from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus


Oral History, Indigenous Peoples’ History, Gender Studies, Politics.


Born and raised in the Kalingo Territory, I have always had a keen interest in learning and writing about my people, the first people, the Kalinagoes of Dominica, with a specific interest in the history of Kalinago women. My first piece of writing on Kalinago women was developed at the University of the West Indies as a research paper and discussed the changes in key aspects of Kalinago women’s life; including health, education, power, economic development, motherhood, marriage, and intimate relationships, as well as the strategies that Kalinago women adopted to overcome poverty and discrimination in the 20th century through to the 21st century. The research to complete this paper further fuelled and broadened my interest in other indigenous people in the Caribbean and Latin America. As a student focusing on Indigenous Studies, I strive to give more voice and recognition to Kalinagoes and other marginalized indigenous people by properly accounting for their histories through the utilization of oral history.