Michelle LaVallee recently accepted the position of Director of the Art Centre, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. As Curator at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan (2007-2017), her curatorial work has explored the colonial relations that have shaped historical and contemporary visual culture. LaVallee has been a chosen participant for a number of International Canadian Curator Delegations in Australia, New Zealand and Italy. She is a curator, artist and educator of Ojibway ancestry, and a member of the Chippewas of Nawash Band, Cape Croker, Ontario.