John Waaseyaabin Hupfield

Cultural Facilitator & Consultant

PhD (c), MEd, BA

Anishinaabe - Wasauksing First Nation

John Waaseyaabin Hupfield is Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nation. Currently living and working in Toronto, he is a grass dancer, urban Indigenous community member, and father/uncle to 5 non-binary/girls. Hupfield completed his MEd and PhD at York University where he researched the role powwows, kinship systems, and the ‘dance spirit’ play within Anishinaabe contexts of education and pedagogy.


His family travels the powwow trail extensively, bringing them across Turtle Island. Hupfield teaches beadwork, powwow dance, digital media, and about Indigenous cultures and history within the TDSB and local Indigenous organizations. Waaseyaabin was recently invited to dance for The Halluci Nation on their 2021 album release tour - One More Saturday Night. His dancing can also be seen in: Indian City, 2016, music video by The Halluci Nation; and I Can't Remember My Name music video for Snotty Nose Rez Kids, 2019. 

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