Members and Communities

The list below may not represent all current members or their ever-changing roles/ research interests. We do our best to keep the directory up-to-date; please email bcneihr@uvic.ca if you notice any discrepancies.
 

 

Name BC NEIHR Role Institutional Affiliation Community Affiliation Research Area Keywords
Indigenous Academic University of British Columbia Golden Ears Métis Society (Métis Nation British Columbia)) Martial Arts; Land-based; Indigenous health; Culture; Holistic
Indigenous Academic/Professional UBC Okanagan Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation, Manitoba Indigenous health; healing; mental health; violence prevention; trauma informed practice

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Allied Academic Simon Fraser University Faculty of Health Sciences Allied Cultural Safety; Anti-Racism; Systems Transformation; Implementation Science; Qualitative Inquiry
Indigenous Academic/Professional Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Fisheries Assessment Program Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Indigenous peoples; fisheries governance; Great Lakes; two-eyed seeing
Allied BC SUPPORT Unit Fraser Centre, Fraser Health Authority Allied N/A

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Allied Academic CAREX Canada; Simon Fraser University Allied Public Health; Population Health; Environmental Studies

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Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Mikisew Cree First Nation Traditional Indigenous Medicine; Healing; Ceremony; Land-based Practices; Cultural Revitalization

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ICCO UNBC – Namgis Health Centre Namgis First Nations Food Security; Carbon Footprint; Greenhouse gasses; Community
Andrea DesRoches Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Saskatchewan Fish Lake Métis mental health; child development; psychology; mindfulness
Andrea Mellor Allied Academic University of Victoria Allied arts-based methodologies; narrative research; coming of age; youth rites of passage; sexual health
Angela Marston Indigenous Academic/Professional Emily Carr University; Aboriginal Program Coordinator Stz’uminus Indigenous; Psychology; Health; Racism; Wellness
Anita Manshadi Allied Centre for Collaborative Action on Indigenous Health Governance, SFU, Faculty of Health Sciences Allied wellness indicators; ecological health; cultural safety and humility; primary and community care

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Allied Academic University of British Columbia; Professor Allied health equity; health inequity; Indigenous peoples’ health; racism; discrimination
Ashley Simpson Indigenous Academic/Professional First Nations Health Authority Hagwilget Indigenous research methodologies; Maternal, Child, and Family Health; Indigenous wellness
Atlanta-Marinna Grant Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Huron-Wendat First Nation Food waste; Climate Change; Food access; Community engagement; Traditional Knowledge
Austin Basso Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Gitga’at First Nation Indigenous-led, community driven; youth empowerment
BC NEIHR Governing Council; ICCO University of Victoria; Métis Nation British Columbia; Métis Veterans of British Columbia Métis Nation of Greater Victoria Indigenous Culture; tradition; connection to youth; history; community
Allied IPOC* Royal Roads University IPOC* Indigenous community; Accounts and Finance; Research; Education; New Investigator
ICCO Carrier Sekani Family Services Tl’azt’en Nation cultural; inclusive; sustainable; accurate; respectful
Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Day Star First Nation Indigenous resurgence and revitalization; Land-based education and healing; Indigenous research methodologies; Story-sharing
Indigenous Academic/Professional UBC Okanagan Métis Indigenous Mentorship; Indigenous Pathways into Research; Undergraduate Research; Equity and Student Success

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Indigenous Academic UBC Okanagan Māori, Ngāti Raukawa Indigenous knowledge and methodologies; Community-Based Research

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Indigenous Academic University of Victoria Treaty 7 Territory developmental neuroscience; prenatal substance; exposure; brain development; learning and memory processes;basic science
Indigenous Trainee University of Northern British Columbia Prince Rupert & District Métis Society climate change; Indigenous wellbeing; Métis environmental perspectives; intersectionality; Métis wellbeing
Indigenous Trainee Ministry of Health- Indigenous Health and Reconciliation Toquaht nation Indigenous; health; data governance
Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Mississaugas of the Credit Wholistic mental health and wellbeing; community based participatory research; executive functioning and physical activity; land-based relationships

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ICCO Esk’etemc First Nation Williams Lake Two-eyed seeing way to health; Indigenous practices to health and wellness; Neurofeedback; Trauma-Focused Counseling
Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria K’omoks First Nation Indigenous Studies; Indigenous Governance; Indigenous Research; Indigenous Cultural Revilatization; Indigenous History
Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Communauté Métis Autochone de Maniwak Non-cisgender; Indigeneity; identity; queer; Arctic
Allied N/A Allied Public Health; Infectious Diseases; Vaccination; Maternal health; Infant health

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of British Columbia Okanagan Bonaparte Community-based; Indigenous Health; Palliative Care
Indigenous Trainee University of Calgary Nipissing First Nation Indigenous politics and feminism; decolonization; settler-colonialism
Allied IPOC* University of British Columbia IPOC* land-based/place-based knowledge; language reclamation; technology (AR/VR/XR/AI)
Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Cowichan Tribes Indian Day School; intergenerational trauma; Indigenous; Indigenous reality, experience and legacy
Indigenous Trainee UBC-Okanagan/FNHA Enoch Cree Indigenous Health; Primary Care

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Allied Academic University of Victoria Allied Community-based research; health services access; STBBI; HIV; health equity
Charise Conkin Allied Stolo Service Agency – Health Allied Allied health; alternative health; two eyed health; urban; primary care

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Allied Florida State University Allied knowledge systems, community-based research, resource extraction; Indigenous economics; governance structures
Charlotte Ross Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Montreal Lake Cree Nation historical trauma; Indigenous language loss; Indigenous language recovery; Indigenous language healing

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Indigenous Academic University of Victoria Mi’kmaq Sexual and reproductive health across the lifespan; sexual diversity; sex trade work; health inequities; racism and cultural safety

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ICCO Health Planner Snuneymuxw First Nation Community; youth; knowledge transfer; identity
Chelsey Perry Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University, VCH Aboriginal Health, Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity (CGSHE) Nisga’a First Nation Indigenous; sexual; mental health
Chenoa Cassidy-Matthews Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Sachigo Lake First Nation Urban; harm reduction; complex trauma; substance use; HIV
Cheri Brown Indigenous Trainee University of Northern British Columbia Nisga’a Village of Laxglats’ap Post-secondary education attainment; wellness; well-being
Cheryl Alissa Recollet Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Wiikwemkoong Mnobimaadziwin (good life); NDaakiminaan (Lands); Treaty; Decision Making; Ceremony.
Cheryl Inkster Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Métis Métis; wellness; health; culture; adolesence
Christina Chakanyuka Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Fort Smith / NWT Métis Nation Indigenous Health Nursing; Indigenous Knowledge; Indigenist Nurse Education; Indigenous Rights to Self-Determination; Anti-racism

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Allied Academic / Trainee University of Northern British Columbia Allied Racialized populations, self-determination, anti-colonial, anti-racism, praxis

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Allied Academic; Knowledge User Island Health Allied Culturally safe health care; collaboration

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Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Musqueam /Qualicum Two Spirit/Indigequeer; Land based methodology; Decolonizing
Cory Baumgardner Allied SK NEIHR Allied Indigenous Health; communications; research networks; wellness; governance
Courtney Defriend Indigenous Trainee; ICCO Royal Roads University; First Nations Health Authority Stz’uminus urban; Indigenous; equity; health; belonging
Dana Cagen Allied University of Victoria Allied research about Indigenous health and wellness; future Indigenous health policies; Indigenous health trends; and general ways to help the Indigenous community in regards to health
Danette Jubinville Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University, Faculty of Health Sciences Pasqua First Nation Indigenous maternal health; midwifery; birth work; reproductive justice
Daniel Sims BC NEIHR Principal Investigator; Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Northern British Columbia Tsay Keh Dene Tsek’ehne Studies; Indigenous Studies; Indigenous Governance; Environmental History; Health History

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Indigenous Professional Office of the Provincial Health Officer Fort Nelson First Nation Indigenous determinants of health; Indigenous epistemologies; two-eyed seeing; Indigenous population health reporting

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Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Cowichan Nation Early childhood; indigenous; community based; family centered; qualitative
Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Métis Indigenous Health; Mental Health; First Nations Traditional Knowledge; Suicide prevention; Alzeheimer’s and dementia

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Allied Vice President, Research, Michael Smith Health Research BC Allied person-centred; qualitative; mixed-methods research; research effectiveness
Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia, Helping Spirit Lodge Society First Nations Health and wellbeing; psychology; forensics; decolonizing and Indigenizing education; social justice
Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Ts’mysen, Band Lax Kw’alaams Residential School; Indigenous Police; Indigenous Methodologies; Indigenous health & development; Mental Health
Dawn Marsden Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation Indigenous

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ICCO Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty Neskonlith Secwepemc Indigenous Food Sovereignty; Healing and Wellness; Climate Change; Capitalism; Colonially

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Allied Interior Health; Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) Allied Aging; learning health systems; community & rural health
Denica Bleau Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia, Okanagan/ Splatsin Health Services Red River Métis Indigenous, Community Programming; Incarceration; Community Based Research; Participatory Action

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Victoria Leech Lake Band of Ojibew Indigenous geographies; political ecology; human-environment interactions science/technology studies; tribal cultural resource preservation
Desseray Stepski ICCO Royal Roads University Métis broad-minded; compassionate; courageous; integrable; respectable
ICCO Four Directions Indigenous Society Saddle Lake Cree Nation Indigenous; Cultural; Indigenous Epistemolgy; mental health; spirtual health; Trauma
Allied Island Health, University of Victoria School of Nursing, UBC Faculty of Medicine Allied Indigenous community health; Indigenous data

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ICCO (Health & Wellness Manager) Southern Dakelh Nation Alliance Allied (Indigenous) Community-led/based research; Community Based Participatory Action Research (CBPAR); Healthy Communities
Indigenous Trainee Royal Roads Gitanmaax Childhood Adolescents; Thriving; Indigenous Honouring

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Indigenous Academic University of British Columbia IPOC* – Pipil Mayan Indigenous plant knowledge; chemistry; botany; Indigenous land-based education, gender, Indigenous food sovereignty

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ICCO Ekw’i7tl Indigenous Doula Collective First Nations; Métis; Inuit Indigenous doulas; Indigenous midwifery; birth; maternal health; reproductive health

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Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Métis Nation of BC Indigenous biomedical practitioners; Indigenous-led medical clinic; Lu’ma Medical Centre; Indigenous governance; decolonizing health care
Elizabeth Hunter Indigenous Trainee Centre for Collaborative Action on Indigenous Health Governance Wesley First Nation Sleep; Womens Health; Enviroment; Sustainbility; Traditional Knowledge
Ellen Lenore Friesen Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria; VNFC N/A women; family; political; gendered; justice
Ellis Rondquist Indigenous Trainee Thompson Rivers University Métis Nation BC Gender; body-sovereignty; sexual-sovereignty; queer; health

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Victoria Métis Indigenous health & wellbeing; with emphasis on mental health; Indigenous and participatory research methodologies; strengths-based, community driven approaches; decolonizing psychological training

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ICCO Carrier Sekani Family Services Carrier Sekani Family Services Child welfare; law; jurisdiction; wellness indicators; engagement
Emmy Manson ICCO Snuneymuxw Hulit Lelum Snuneymuxw First Nation Mental Health; capacity building; traditional healing practices

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Indigenous Academic University of Victoria Saulteaux-Cree Métis Indigenous birth; family governance; land-based wellness; climate justice
Estelle Carmona Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Sechelt Nation Indigenous law; kinship
Eugenia Oudie Indigenous Trainee UNBC Waywayseecappo First Nation Justice; Healing; Decolonization; Culture; Epistemology
Evan Adams BC NEIHR Principal Investigator/Governing Council First Nations Health Authority Tla’amin Nation Indigenous public health data equity

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Indigenous Trainee UBC, Nationals Aboriginal Council of Midwives N/A Indigenous health; midwifery; sexual health; reproductive health; perinatal health
Eyvette Elliott Indigenous Trainee Cowichan Tribes Cowichan Tribes Well-being, community; engagement; Indigenous wellness (land, children/family); Indigenous women/feminism
Ferrin “Yola” Willie Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Kwakwaka’wakw Nation (Kawk’wala speaking peoples) Language+Movement4Wellness (Ancestral language reclamation and movement of noke’ (heart – body and mind) is healing)
Fiona Devereaux Allied Academic University of Victoria Allied Indigenous Specific Racism; whiteness; allyship/accomplices; Community of Practices

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ICCO Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness Society- Land-Based Healing for the Indigenous Street Family N/A Land-based, cultural pathways to healing

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of British Columbia- Okanagan Campus Métis Nation BC- Kelowna Métis Association Urban Indigenous wellbeing; youth wellbeing; holistic health; identity; community-building
Gayle McCue Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Métis Wellness; Advocacy; Safety; Empowerment; Truth
Gerald Bent Indigenous Trainee University of Northern BC Lytton Indian Band Xitl’ix; Lytton Restorative Justice Prevention and Education Program; Storywork methodology; Narrative Inquiry; Traditional Indigenous Law; Restorative Justice; Lytton Indian Band; Nlaka’pamux Nation; Indigenous Knowledge, culture and traditional healing

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Allied Michael Smith Health Research BC/ First Nations Health Authority Allied Indigenous self-determintation in health research

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Allied First Nations Health Authority Allied Indigenous data; interactive health tools; data-driven decision-making; artificial intelligence; and machine learning
Gwen Budskin Indigenous Trainee University of Northern BC/ PG Native Friendship Centre First Nations Indigenous; matriarchy; social justice; leadership; harm reduction
Haley Montgomery Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University N/A Indigenous data sovereignty; Community-based; two-eyed seeing; systemic inequality; resiliance
Haley Strother Indigenous Academic/Professional Univeristy of British Columbia, Okanagan Gitxsan (Kispiox) N/A
Hannah Nelson Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia We Wai Kai Nation community-based testing; cultural safety; laboratory medicine; respiratory illness; implementation science
Hannah V. Gentes Indigenous Trainee Uvic/Coastal Restoration Society N/A Resilience; Restoration; Community; Culture; Health

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Allied University of Victoria Allied Indigenous Health; Healthy Environments; Indigenous Methodologies; Transformative Governance; Relational Accountability
Hector Vazquez Allied IPOC* University of Victoria IPOC* Indigenous ways of knowing and being; Indigenous methodologies and methods; decolonizing and Indigenizing music education; educational policy; music education
Helena Safron Allied Florida State University Allied Indigenous Studies; Geography; community knowledge
Holly McVea Indigenous Trainee University of Northern British Columbia Métis Nation of Alberta Restoration; traditional medicine; community; TEK
Holly Reid Indigenous Trainee Occupational Therapist Métis Nation of BC Indigenous; LGBTQ2S+; oppression; marginalization; social justice
Holly Vivier Indigenous Trainee Educator Métis Social Emotional Learning; Traditional knowledge; Wellness; Mental Health
Ian MacLeod Allied Academic University of Victoria Allied Social Work
Irvin Speck ICCO The Smokehouse Foundation Gwawa’enuxw Community; Stewardship; Knowledge Sharing; Rebuilding Trust; Connecting with the land
Jack Horne Indigenous Academic/Professional BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS/ Trent University WSÁNEĆ -Tsawout WSÁNEĆ Knowledge; Indigenous Knowledge; Embodied Indigenous Knowledge; Indigenous Studies
Jacob Tourand Indigenous Trainee Royal Roads University Métis Indigenous recruitment and retention
Jacqueline Quinless Allied Academic University of Victoria; Camosun College Allied Gender; decolonized research; data; food sovereignty; ecosystem based management
Jaimy Fischer Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Métis Nation of BC Mobility justice; equity; geographic information science; community engaged research; urban and built environment

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ICCO Thucheche Films & Media Inc. Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan Indigenous; justice; healing; youth; education
Jasḵwaan (Amanda) Bedard Indigenous Academic/professional Simon Fraser University First Nations; Métis Indigenous language; Revitalization; wellness; education
Jasmine Feather Dionne BC NEIHR Governing Council; Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Victoria McMurray Métis Local 1935 and Cree MMIWG2S+ Crisis; Gender & Queer Theory in Indigenous Studies; Indigenous Politics and Governance

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Indigenous Professional First Nations Health Authority Chilliwack Métis Association Participatory Action Research; First Nations Information Governance; Social Determinants of Health; First Nations Leadership
Indigenous Academic/Professional; ICCO Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and affiliate with TRU Indigenous Health Nursing Research Team Xax’lip First Nation Structural determinants of health; community-based research; gender and health; health service access
Indigenous Academic Simon Fraser University Nisga’a Nation Structural determinants of health; community-based research; gender and health; health service access
Indigenous Professional Northern First Nation Alliance Stellaten First Nation Land-based healing; Traditional Knowledge

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Victoria Cherokee Nation Sustainable self-determination; Indigenous nationhood; Indigenous food sovereignty; climate justice; land-based resurgence
Indigenous Trainee University of BC – Okanagan Xaxli’p (Fountain) Mental health; Depression; Trauma; Well-being; Relationships

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Indigenous Academic/Professional Sumas First Nation Cowessess FN Knowledge Sharing; Cultural Safety & Humility; Trauma Informed supports; Health Emergency response and preparedness; transfer of knowledge systems.
Jennifer Cochrane Indigenous Trainee UNBC Curve Lake First Nation DRIPA; Indigenous health; environmental public health; Nation Sovereignty; Land/Water/Air health
Jennifer Watts Indigenous Academic/Professional Vancouver Island Health Sto:lo and Nuu-chah-nulth cognitive health; human behaviour; coaching; developmental health; populations

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ICCO (Band Administrator) K’omoks First Nation K’omoks First Nation Indigenous; Health Plan

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Allied Academic/Professional UVic/ Co-founder of Iyé Creative Allied Indigenous student supports; Indigenous mentorship networks

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ICCO Concordia University; First Nations Health Authority Namgis First Nation Yoga; community wellness; trauma-informed; Indigenous language revitalization; native womanism
Jessica Groat Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia MNA Region 4 Community resilience; Food security; Food sovereignty & traditional food systems; Land protection & restoration; Environmental justice

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Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia, Vancouver Musgamaug Dzawada’enuxw Mental health; cultural safety; virtual; land-based; youth
Jessica Michell Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Witset Band Indigenous language; Indigenous epidemiologies; land-based learning; experiential learning and cultural teachings

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Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Gitwangak – Gitxsan Land; Community; Cultural Events; Language; Methodologies
Jessie King Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Northern British Columbia Gitxaala (Kitkatla) Health; Philosophy; Matriarchy; Perinatal; Cultural Safety/Humility
Jessy Dame Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Métis Nation Sexual self-worth; identity; health; queer; 2S
Jimena Garcia BC NEIHR IHRF; Allied IPOC* Royal Roads University IPOC* Research; revitalization; practice of ancient Indigenous medicine
Joanne Connauton Indigenous Trainee Royal Roads University Wahnapitae First Nation Indigenous land stewardship; Indigenous land rights; Indigenous geographies; environmental justice
Joanne Speakman Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Deline, NT Trauma-informed care; health promotion; microbiology
Joel Rivera Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Victoria Métis Health; community; genetics; cardiomyopathy; neuroscience
Johanna Sam Indigenous Professional/ Academic University of British Columbia Tsilhqot’in Nation Adolescence; Indigenous Knowledges; Technology; Online aggression; Social and emotional learning

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ICCO First Nations Wellness Outreach Society Allied Innovative; front line; personal; collaborative; cultural
John JB Williams ICCO Victoria Nature School Tsawout Nation Herbs; food and nutrition; traditional medicine; ecology; traditional harvesting

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BC NEIHR Governing Council Student Representative; Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Haudenosaunee from Six Nations of the Grand River Community planning; Indigenous governance; Indigenous-state relations; sustainable self-determination
Jonathan Michel Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia; Thompson Rivers University Adams Lake Indian Band Education; Athletics; Community; Success; Leadership
Jordan Johnson Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia-Vancouver First Nations; Métis Imaging; Biomedical Technologies; Ocular Oncology; Eye and Visual System Diseases; Diagnostic Techniques
Jorden Hendry Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Tsimshian, Lax Kw’alaams trauma-informed; land-based; community-based; healing; stength-based

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Allied Northern Health Allied Equity; rural; virtual care; cultural safety; health systems
Julianne Barry Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia-Okanagan M`Chigeeng First Nation obesity; diabetes; health promotion; Indigenous methodologies; Community-based participatory research
Justin Brooks Indigenous Academic/Professional Royal Roads University SITANSISK (St Mary’s) First Nation Youth; Health; Education; Employment; Life skills

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Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Métis Nation of BC Public Health; Indigenous Studies; Environmental Science
Kacheena Naytowhow Indigenous Academic/Professional Simon Fraser University Cowessess First Nation Indigenous Health and Wellness; Traditional Food Sovereignty; Physical Health; Diabetes Control
Kali Douglas Allied/BC NEIHR Administrative Assistant University of Victoria Allied Health; education; governance; food sovereignty; self-determination
Kalli Marsel Indigenous Trainee University of Toronto; University of British Columbia Métis Nation of BC Health; Indigenous Mental Health; Concurrent disorders; Addictions; Traditional Ecological Knowledge

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Allied Firelight Group Allied Food systems; Climate Change; Well-being
Kasey M. Stirling Indigenous Trainee The University of British Columbia, Centre for Indigenous Fisheries Lower Nicola Indian Band ethical space; aquatic ecology; genomics
Kate Dunn Indigenous Trainee Royal Roads University Mississauga Hepatitis; wellness; healing; prevention; traditional-medicine
Kate Jongbloed Allied Academic University of British Columbia Allied impact of colonial institutions (esp. child apprehension) on health and wellness; Indigenous-specific determinants of health and wellness; cultural safety & humility; substance use; HIV/AIDS

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Allied Academic Fraser Health Allied Health Research, Health Promotion
Kathleen Lounsbury Indigenous Trainee Trinity Western University First Nations; Métis Maternal-child Health; Indigenous; Nursing; Storytelling; Participatory Action Research

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Allied First Nations Health Authority Allied Indigenous knowledge translation; data governance; land-based health; research administration; community-based research
Katie Hughes ICCO (Vice President, Public Health Response) First Nations Health Authority Allied Public Health

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Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Ahousaht First Nation Indigenous health; Land-based; Indigenous masculinity; Intergenerational healing; Gender relations
Kelly Davison Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Métis Data Representation; Terminology standards; EHRS; Virtual Care; Health Equity
Kelly Johnsen Indigenous Academic/Professional North Island College and Affiliate with TRU Indigenous Health Nursing Research Team Toquaht Nation Cultural Safety; Indigenous Knowledge; Health Inequities; Nursing Research; Indigenous Education
Kenda Chang-Swanson Allied University of Victoria and Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council Allied Community-based research; Indigenous health; health equity; qualitative research methods
Kendra Stiwich Allied Vancouver Island Univeristy Allied Identity; Community; Post-Secondary; Experiential Learning; Sense of Belonging
Kimberly Fairman Indigenous Academic/Professional Institute for Circumpolar Health Research Inuit; Taloyoak, NU Indigenous methods; Community led research; food and food security; Indigenous language; Indigenous culture

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IPOC* Indigenous Academic/Professional University of British Columbia Navajo Nation Indigenous health & well-being; quantitative methods; community engagement; public health; pandemic preparedness
Kirsten Cotter ICCO University of Northern British Columbia Keeseekoose Nation Indigenous; Elders; Decolonized; health care

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BC NEIHR Principal Investigator; Indigenous Academic Simon Fraser University Osoyoos Indian Band Indigenous health; structural racism; structural determinants of health; anti-Indigenous racism; land-based health and wellbeing
Kristin Kozar Indigenous Academic/Professional University of British Columbia Hwlitsum First Nation Structural racism; chronic disease; health inequity; Indigenous determinants of health; health and wellness indicators
Kristine McLeod Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria MNGV; MNBC Identity; healing; story
Kwakiutl First Nation ICCO Kwakiutl First Nation Kwakiutl First Nation Indigenous

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ICCO Kwiakah First Nation Kwiakah First Nation Language; Heritage; Culture; Tradition; Wellness
Laine Grace Indigenous Trainee BC NEIHR Métis Nation British Columbia Neurodevelopment; Indigenous Health; Prenatal exposures effect of development care

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Allied BC SUPPORT Unit, Michael Smith Health Research BC Allied Patient-Oriented Research; Indigenous Health Research Methods
Laura McNab-Coombs BC NEIHR IHRF; Indigenous Trainee University of Northern British Columbia Métis Nation British Columbia Traditional-medicine; western-medicine; anti-Indigenous-racism; disease prevention/management

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ICCO (Director) First Nations Health Programs N/A Policy; North; Yukon First Nations; Up-stream; Acute Care

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Allied University of Northern BC & BC SUPPORT Unit Allied Health and Well being; Patient-Oriented; rural; remote; northern
Leanne Kelly Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Métis Indigenous methodology; anti-racism
Leslie Bonshor Indigenous Professional Vancouver Coastal Health Tzeachten First Nation (Stolo) Indigenous Women; cultural safety; youth suicide; Indigenous methodology
Linda Jack ICCO Literacy Central Vancouver Island and Eagle Feather Literacy Cowichan First Nation Early Learning needs of Indigenous Elders who attended Residential or Day Schools

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Indigenous Academic University of Victoria: CIHR BC Chair Indigenous Health in Nursing Beaver Lake Cree Nation Indigenous Health Research; Indigenous Health Nursing
Logan Burd Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Okanagan (UBCO) Métis Nation British Columbia Métis health; youth mental health; community-based healing; strength-based; life promotion
Lucy Bell – Sdahl K’awaas Indigenous Academic/Professional Simon Fraser University Old Massett, Haida Gwaii Museology; healing; reconciliation; spirituality; decolonization

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Indigenous Academic Simon Fraser University; Assistant Professor Stellat’en First Nation Justice; addictions and mental health; community health & well-being; Indigenous community planning

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Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Metis Nation BC and Greater Victoria Two-spirit and indigiqueer; Métis; audio visual; research methods; community-engagement
Madison Roll Indigenous Academic/Trainee University of Northern British Columbia Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation Education; sustainability; environment; knowledge; innovation

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ICCO University of Victoria and Communities, Alliances & Networks (CAAN) Allied Reproductive justice; sexual health; traditional knowledge and healing; STBBI

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Allied Fraser Health and BC SUPPORT Unit Allied patient-oriented research; community engagement; justice, equity, diversity & inclusion; knowledge mobilization
Mandeep Kaur Mucina Allied Academic University of Victoria, School of Child and Youth Care Allied Supporting Indigenous students in health related research; child welfare impact on Indigenous youth and racialized youth in care; race as a social determinant of health; intersectionality

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ICCO/ Indigenous Trainee St John’s College, UBC Mowachaht/Muchalaht First Nation Spirituality; Mindfulness; Wellness; Hishukishtsawalk; Family

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Indigenous Academic University of Northern British Columbia Cree Indigenous Knowledge and Identity; early childhood; SDGs; child health; determinants of health; knowledge translation

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ICCO Health Director Klahoose First Nation Community; Culture; Health; Wellness; Promotion
Mary Dollard Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University N/A N/A
Matty Cervantes Navarrete Allied IPOC* University of Victoria IPOC* Arts-based; land-based; wellness; gerontechnology; intergenerational

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Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Saddle Lake Cree Nation Neuropsychology; aging; anxiety; cognition; social cognition

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ICCO McLeod Lake Indian Band McLeod Lake Indian Band Indigenous; traditional ways of health; Elders; traditional healing methods
Megan Basso Indigenous Trainee CityUniversity Hartley Bay, Gitga’at Land-based; healing; wellness; reclamation
Megan Graham Allied University of Victoria Allied Decolonizing research; methodology; Indigenous-led; health; community-based
Mélanie Sue Caron Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Gaspe Peninsula, Lower St-lawrence, Magdalen Island Metis Aboriginal Nation (w)holistic well-being; resurgence; child welfare; policy; self-sovereignty
Melodie Casella Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria & UBC Alumnus Shishalh Nation MMIWG; reconciliation; justice; healing; wellness
Melpatkwa Matthew Indigenous Trainee Chief Atahm School Simpcw First Nation health; geography; language revitalization; culture; environment
Minowaywayjiwan Sinclair Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria First Nations; Métis Decolonization; Social Work; Indigenous Wellbeing; Generative Refusal; Resurgence
Miranda Huron Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Mattawa North Bay Algonquin Policy; Language; Revitalization; Governance; Consultation
Monika Bar Allied McMaster University Allied Philosophy of mental health; Indigenous philosophies; traditional ways of healing the mind
Monique Auger Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Victoria Métis Nation Greater Victoria Child welfare; Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (access to care, cultural continuity, colonialism, etc.); Urban Indigenous peoples’ health

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Allied Michael Smith Health Research BC Allied N/A

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BC NEIHR Principal Investigator; Indigenous Academic University of British Columbia; Associate Professor, Co-Director UBC Centre for Excellence in Indignenous Health, FNHA Chair in Cancer and Wellness Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation Cancer; genomics; data Sovereignty; heath services; health disparities; COVID-19
Naomi (Skel7áw̓s) Narcisse Indigenous Academic/Professional University of British Columbia St’át’imc/ Xaxli’p Community; Education; Language; Student Support; Land

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Allied Academic University of Victoria Allied Two-Spirit and LGBTQQIA+ communities; sexual health; HIV/AIDS; participatory epidemiology; mixed methods research
Nikki Hunter Indigenous Trainee Thompson Rivers University Bonaparte First Nation Nursing

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ICCO Williams Lake First Nation Williams Lake First Nation K-12 children; post secondary students; FN School on reserve; headstart/daycare; Language & Culture

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ICCO Urban Native Youth Association Métis Indigenous health; 2SLGBTQ+ youth; policy; health promotion
Pamela Borque ICCO Qushintul Métis Health related; body; mind; spirit
Pardis Pedram Allied University of Calgary Allied Public health; health policy; education

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Allied Academic University of British Columbia Allied Lung health; rehabilitation; epidemiology; community-based; planning

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ICCO (Global Research Manager) Communities, Alliances & Networks – CAAN Allied Barriers; LGBTQ2S; HIV/AIDS; Building Capacity; Indigenous women & girls
Patrick Canning BC NEIHR IHRF; Indigenous Trainee Centre for Collaborative Action on Indigenous Health Governance (CCAIHG); Simon Fraser University Nisga’a & Haida Language; oral literature and food

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Indigenous Academic School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education, University of Victoria IPOC*– New Zealand Maori (Nga Puhi, Te Aupouri, Ngati Kuri) Indigenous education; Indigenous sport, health and wellbeing; cultural safety in education; culturally inclusive and responsive pedagogy; Indigenous Treaty-based rights
Indigenous Trainee University of Northern British Columbia Esk’etemc Critical land geographies; Indigenous experience of place; place making; affordable on reserve housing; land-use planning
Peter Hutchinson Indigenous Academic/Professional UBCO, FHSD, U of S College of Medicine Cultural safety lab Métis Cultural safety; land-based learning
Piper Scott-Fiddler Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Métis Nation BC (MNBC) Reproductive justice; Métis Health; Sexual Health; cultural safety; health service access

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ICCO (Director, Quality and Innovation) Carrier Sekani Family Services Carrier Sekani Family Services Primary and virtual care; mental wellnes;, culturally appropriate inicators of wellness; cancer screening and prevention

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Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia, Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Lax Kw’alaams Traditional Foods, Land Based Physical Activity, Diabetes, Traditional Wellness, Food Sovereignty

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Allied CHIWOS-PAW Allied HIV; Women; Community-based re-search; Indigenized re-search, Reproductive justice

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ICCO Communities, Alliances & Networks – CAAN N/A HIV/AIDS; LGBTQ2S; Metrics; Barriers; Build Capacity
Renée Monchalin Indigenous Academic University of Victoria Anishnaabe; Métis Cultural safety; reproductive health; health service access; identity
Rheanna Robinson Indigenous Academic University of Northern British Columbia Métis Nation British Columbia & St. Boniface, Manitoba Disabillity, education, reconciliation, indigenous methodologies, community-based research

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of BC, Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Métis Nation BC Indigenous; ethics; environmental; social determinants
Riley Bizzotto Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Métis Nation British Columbia Community based research; drug use; opioid crisis; cultural safety and humility; foster care systems
Robert Nye ICCO Situn, the people’s basket Quw’utsun Wellness; housing; gender studies; education; networking
Roberta Price BC NEIHR Governing Council; Indigenous Academic University of British Columbia; Elder, School of Nursing/ Faculty Member with UBC School of Family Medicine, PostDoctoral Program Coast Salish, Snuneymuxw First Nation and Cowichan First Nation Health Equity; violence against women and girls; cultural Safety in Healthcare

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Indigenous Professional Assembly of First Nations Kehewin First Nation Determinants of health; knowledge translation; social justice; climate action; public health
Rob Hancock BC NEIHR Principal Investigator; Indigenous Academic Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement, University of Victoria Métis Nation of Greater Victoria Research methods; post-secondary education;, Indigenous-state relations
Robline Davey Indigenous Trainee Thompson Rivers University and Simon Fraser University Two Rivers Métis Society, Métis Nation BC Online education; Indigenous education; Indigenous pedagogy
Rod McCormick Indigenous Academic Thompson Rivers University; Professor and Research Chair Kahnawake Healing; Traditional; Mental health
Rodney Stehr Allied IPOC* University of British Columbia IPOC* Fiji (Nagigi) COVID-19; public health; youth; 2SLGBTQ+; Indigenous/Pacific Islander research methods
Roger (T’lahalam) John Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Tsalalhmec – St’at’imc Nation Psychology
Róisín Seifert Allied University of British Columbia Okanagan School of Education Allied Equine Therapy; Qualitative Methods; Human-Animal Relationships; Gender and Sexuality; Anti-oppression
Rosemarie Loe McDermott Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Northern British Columbia Northern Dene Land-based; family held knowledges; kinship; cultural heritage transmission; past-future generations

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Allied University of Northern British Columbia Allied Learning Health Systems; Patient Oriented Research; Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Health Services Research; Emergency Medicine
Rylan McCallum Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Métis First Nations; Familial Hypercholesterolemia; Treatment Strategies; Cholesterol; Cardiovascular Health
Sadia Zaman Allied Academic University of Leeds, England Allied Indigenous health; diabetes; health system inequalities
Sage Birley Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Fort St John Métis Society; Métis Nation of BC Counseling/Psychology; Culturally Responsive Wellness; Culturally informed frameworks; Mental Health; Indigenous & Métis health and wellness
Saige-Taylor Werstuik Indigenous Trainee The University of British Columbia Okanagan Westbank First Nation Collaborative; Indigenized; Community-based; Traditional; Praxis
Samantha Martin-Ferris Indigenous Trainee The University of British Columbia Gitksan Indigenous; Youth and Adolescent; health and wellness research

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Indigenous Trainee University of Northern British Columbia N/A integrated holistic land-based healing
Sandra Meehan Allied Specialised Older Adult Services, Northern Health Authority Allied N/A
Sanjida Marium Hridi Allied University of Victoria Allied Indigenous research methodology; community engaged participatory research; mental health and child development related advocacy and health promotion

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Allied Northern Medical Program, UNBC, Faculty of Medicine Allied Settler violence; northern remote geographies; anti-colonialism; critical humanities; medical education
Sarah Littlechild Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Ermineskin Cree Nation De-colonial harm reduction; Indigenous research methodologies; land-based healing; resistance/resurgence; health and wellness needs of urban Indigenous communities; identity; ancestral knowing and blood
Sarah McDonald Allied University of Victoria Allied Social determinants of health; community-based research; wise Indigenous practices; Health and Community Systems Navigation; Facilitation of Health Literacy and Self-Care
Sarah Nutter Allied University of Victoria Allied Weight stigma; body image; eating disorders; mental health; healthcare delivery

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Victoria Cree Métis (treaty 8) Spirit and land-based dimensions of Indigenous health; Indigenous Resurgence; Decolonizing praxis; Indigenous Child Welfare (historical and current); Storied and community-led research

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Allied Academic Simon Fraser University Allied Survey research; epidemiology, study designs

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of British Columbia Lac Ste. Anne Métis Indigenous Education

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Indigenous Academic/Professional Royal Roads University N/A Cultural safety; business development; mental health
Sheila Blackstock Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Northern British Columbia Gitxsan Indigenous; Nurse; Empowerment; Incivilty and self-determination
Shelley Ferguson Indigenous Trainee Capilano University N/A Indigenous methodologies; Indigenous mental health; Indigenous educational supports; Indigenous wellness; Indigenous qualitative research

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ICCO (Community Based Research Manager) Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network N/A HIV; Indigenous knowledge; Indigenous research methods; community-based

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Allied Qatalyst Research Group Allied Indigenous justice, health and employment
Spencer Greening Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Gitga’at First Nation Indigenous Resource Management; Indigenous Law; Language Revitalization; Indigenous Governance; Indigenous Methodologies
Stephanie Day Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Haudenosaunee from Oneida Nation of the Thames Ceremony; institutional decolonization; mental wellness; reciprocity; traditional healing
Stephen Thomson BC NEIHR Governing Council; ICCO Métis Nation British Columbia Métis Nation British Columbia Métis; population health; data governance Indigenous cultural safety

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Allied Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, Ontario Allied Indigenous-specific racism; health systems transformation; organizational culture; health policy; cultural safety; health professions education
Tanis Dagert Allied Community Concepts Consulting, Vancouver Community College Provincial Instructors Diploma Program Cowichan First Nation Indigenous; Health Promotion; Community Development

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Northern British Columbia Stellat’en First Nation Health; Spirituality; EcoHealth; Socio-Cutural; Well-being

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ICCO Victoria Native Friendship Centre Temagami First Nation Indigenous, community, wellness, reconciliation, systems change

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Indigenous Academic Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) Métis Nation BC Métis; Aboriginal rights; SDOH; chronic disease; health promotion
Tara Erb BC NEIHR Network Coordinator University of Victoria Moose Cree First Nation Indigenous cultural safety; anti-racism; health and wellbeing; relationship-building; lived experience; affect theory
Tara McMillan Allied Island Health Allied Health; community-based/patient-oriented research
Tarene Thomas Indigenous Trainee UBC N/A Decolonial; Indigenous sexuality; Literature; Critical/Creative
Taylor Atwater BC NEIHR IHRF; Indigenous Trainee Centre for Collaborative Action on Indigenous Health Governance (CCAIHG); Simon Fraser University Sumas First Nation Traditional Diet; Population Health; Land; Wellness; Reconciliation

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Allied Director, Research Ethics BC at Michael Smith Health Research BC Allied community; ethics; health; safety; COVID-19

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Allied University of Victoria Allied mental health; cognitive health; healthy aging; COVID-19 impacts; dementia

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ICCO Binche Whut’en Binche Whut’en ameliorate health and wellness from extracted resources via self-determination

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ICCO Living Positive Resource Centre Okanagan N/A Harm reduction; LGBTQIA2S+; houselessness; traditional wellness; urban Indigenous issues
Tracy Underwood Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Tsawout First Nation Healing; Matriarch resistance; Land/water-based; Decolonization; Anti Indigenous racism

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ICCO Carrier Sekani Family Services Carrier Sekani Family Services suicide; prevention; community mental wellness; empowering interventions; life course approach
Treena Decker Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Skidegate; Haida Nation Wellness; identity; homecoming; adoption; culture
Tsatia Adzich Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University Tri River Metis Urban Indigenous Geography; Indigenous urbanisms; beadwork as method; storytelling; Indigenous methodologies

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Indigenous Trainee Simon Fraser University We Wai Kai First Nation (Cape Mudge Band) Indigenous-Asian relationalities; diaspora; identity

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Allied Florida State University; UNBC Allied Settler colonialism; legal geographies; environmental health; livelihoods; community governance
Tyrone Joe-Mayes Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia Sechelt Declononization; Reconciliation; Soccer; Indigenous; Canada
Valarie Johnson Indigenous Trainee University of British Columbia N/A Curriculum; Health; Language; Traditional and Cultural practices
Valerie N. Bob Indigenous Academic/Professional Island Health Indigenous Diabetes Research; SFU Penelakut Tribe Indigenous diabetes; traditional ecological knowledge
Vanessa Mitchell Indigenous Trainee University of Northern British Columbia Okanagan Indian Band Cultural safety; Indigeneity; colonial spaces, anti-Indigenous racism; Indigenous wellness

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Allied Academic University of British Columbia Okanagan Allied Resource extraction; modern treaties; youth-led research; environmental geographies; anti-colonialism

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Allied Sik-E-Dakh First Nation (Glen Vowell Band) – Band Administrator Allied N/A
Victoria Dick Indigenous Academic/Professional Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council; CIHR Indigenous Chair Program UVIC c̓išaa?atḥh (Tseshaht/Nuu-chah-nulth) Indigenous Community Health and Wellness
Vivian Chongwei Jiang Allied Simon Fraser University; University of British Columbia Allied Environmental health; mental health/wellbeing; cancer
Wayne Wapeemukwa Indigenous Trainee Pennsylvania State University; University of British Columbia The Métis Nation of British Columbia Métis; Dispossession; Settler-Colonialism; Capitalism; Wahkootowin

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Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Victoria Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation Emergency managemnet integration with Indigenous Communities
Willow Paul Indigenous Trainee University of Victoria Métis; Gitxsan Indigenous; abortion; healthcare access; cultural safety; reproductive justice
Yvette M. Ringham-Cowan Indigenous Academic/Professional Island Health First Nations Indigenous Cultural Safety and Humility
Zoe Verlaan Indigenous Academic/Professional University of Victoria Spuzzum First Nation Relationships; Indigenous and solidarity activism; poetry; Indigenous feminisms

 

*IPOC: Indigenous Person/Peoples from Outside of Canada