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Courtney Skye (@MOHAWKEMOTIONS) is Mohawk, Turtle Clan, from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is a research fellow at the Yellowhead Institute, a First Nations-led policy think-tank at the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University.