Christy Anderson Missing – Sharon informs her husband John that she will be going Christmas shopping on December 2, 2000 in the morning. Sharon informed him that she would return home about 4:30 p.m. before he left their house. They were supposed to travel to Seattle that evening for dinner and a motorcycle display, according to John. John called her best friend Mary and asked if she had seen or heard from her when he woke up from a nap at 5:30 pm and she hadn’t returned. At 10:00 p.m., Mary discovered Sharon’s vehicle in the mall parking lot, just 50 feet from an entrance. The locked automobile contained Sharon’s cell phone and revolver, but there were no Christmas presents, indicating that She hadn’t yet gone shopping. Since that time, none of her bank accounts, credit cards, or social security numbers have seen any activity.
Christy is a proud Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwa Woman) on her mother side and a Mennonite (settler) on her father side. She is a PhD candidate in Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, and the idea that gender matters in everything informs all of her work. Christy is committed to exploring social and interpersonal interactions from an intersectional viewpoint that challenges current racism, settler colonialism, and gender oppression while amplifying and validating human experiences through personal narratives and storytelling. She asserts that interacting with people effectively requires a relational approach to research (Indigenous methodological approach), especially when
collaborating with Indigenous peoples in research. She fully adheres to the idea that research should be used to advance social change for those who are disadvantaged in terms of politics, the economy, and society. Throughout her career, Christy has had a range of positions supporting graduate students, including those of writing tutor, writing seminar teacher, teaching assistant, research assistant, academic adviser, and administrator of the Indigenous graduate student program. She also has experience working in the community, most notably at Southern Chiefs’ Organization where she collaborated with the health directors of 32 Manitoban First Nation communities on health research and engagement.
In the summer of 2020, Ms. Anderson returned to CMU to teach courses in Indigenous studies and to offer institutional support for programs promoting Indigenous involvement. She is attempting to finish a thorough reading of disciplinary literature to satisfy doctoral degree requirements. Christy has received accolades from numerous awarding bodies for her academic accomplishments. She is also an SSHRC scholar. She is the grateful recipient of the NIB Trust Fund (2019 and 2020), the Leadership Sustaining Our Ways (Full Circle for Indigenous Education, 2020), the Indigenous Achievement Award for Academic Excellence (University of Saskatchewan, 2020), and the Aboriginal Graduate Scholarship (College of Arts and Science, 2019). As a Joseph Armand-Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar (2020–2023), Christy will be studying.
For her young boys, Christy is a proud hockey, lacrosse, football, and cadet mom. According to the teachings of the medicine wheel, she strives for holistic wellness and is conscientious about looking after her mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. Christy likes to read, write, speak in front of an audience,