Katya Adamov Ferguson (she/her/hers) is a mother, artist, researcher, and teacher. Katya grew up in Winnipeg’s inner-city and currently works in several inner-city schools as an Early Years Support Teacher. Katya is passionate about historical and contemporary intersections between identity, culture, and multimodal literacies. Katya sees potential in the arts to create ethical spaces to mobilize complex topics with both young children and adults. As an ally of Indigenous education, Katya seeks to understand how to make practices and systems more equitable and sustainable. Katya is currently a PhD student engaging in critical and creative inquiries into reconciliation, curriculum re-design, and place-based inquiries. You may see her working on pop-up soil art installations within Winnipeg as a way of branching research out into public spaces.