Sawyer Carnegie is a second year MA Candidate in the Atlantic Canada Studies program at Saint Mary’s University. She completed her BA at Acadia University in 2017 where she double majored in English/Gender Studies. At Acadia, working under Dr. Claudine Bonner, she became interested in African Nova Scotian newspapers. Sawyer was born and raised in London, Ontario and has ancestral ties to Buxton, one of the first free Black settlements in Canada. She currently resides in Kjipuktuk, on the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq or L’nu people.