“I wake up every day and I have to fight colonialism but it’s like I’m in it I’m swimming in it.”

Diane Hill, born and raised on the Oneida Nation of the Thames, is student at UTSC. She majors in Health Studies with a double-minor in Anthropology and Statistics. Currently a Mosaic Institute Fellow, Diane is active both on campus and beyond around issues of social justice, the wellbeing of Aboriginal communities, and youth empowerment.


What’s your background comes with a history lesson


I wake up everyday and I have to fight colonialism


What tribe? From where? Do you go to school for free?

Interview Participant: Diane Hill

Interviewer: Jennifer Lee

Location: UTSC campus

Photographer: Ken Jones

Date of Interview: June 1, 2015

To hear the full audio of the oral history interviews visit: Scarborough Oral History Project