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Kathryn Boschmann is a third-year doctoral student in the History Department at Concordia University. Her dissertation project uses oral history to explore connections between lived religion and reconciliation activism in Winnipeg, as well as how the relationships between settler-faith and Indigenous communities in this city have changed over time. The interviews will center on the life story, lived faith, and activism of settlers, newcomers, and Indigenous people in the city who are actively engaging in decolonizing advocacy within the context of religion. This could range from those who are working in official religious leadership positions to community members who are motivated by their beliefs to find ways to support reconciliation efforts. The dissertation is tentatively titled “Unsettling Faith: An Oral History of Lived Religion and Reconciliation in Winnipeg”.