Adam Babin, Laurentian University

Adam Babin Makwa Inini nindizhinikaaz, Sudbury, Ontario N’indojibaa. I received my B.A. in the Indigenous Social Work program at Laurentian University, where I am continuing my academic journey in the Masters of Indigenous Relations. My thesis titled Teepees, Sweat Lodges, & Wheelchairs: First Nations People with Disabilities and their Sense of Belonging. I am married to an …

Danielle Atksinson, University of Victoria

Danielle Atkinson My name is Danielle Atkinson (nee Bruce), I am Cree Metis with roots in Duck Lake Sask/Red River Settlement. I am an MPH student with training in community-based research and Indigenous health and will be starting my medical school journey this fall through UBC’s Island Medical Program at …

Tonya-Leah Watt and Ben McNiven, McMaster University

Tonya-Leah is Odawa from Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve (Ontario) and is a proud Anishinaabe kwe. She completed her undergrad in Biomedical Science and Indigenous Studies at Trent University in 2019 and is currently in her first year studying medicine at McMaster University (MD Candidate 2022). In her summers she has …

Brittany McBeath, Queen’s University

Brittany McBeath Brittany McBeath is a Kanyen’kehá:ka doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University. She is of mixed ancestry with roots in TyendinagaMohawk Territory. She is currently studying health promotion, completing her research and training under the supervision of Dr. Lucie Lévesque and in …

Dana Hickey, Laurentian University

Dana Hickey The purpose of the study is to understand Indigenous epistemologies of power from the standpoint of Indigenous participants. Indigenous research methods are privileged throughout, and key aspects of grounded theory are woven in to add support. The central category that arose from the data is relationships. This central …

Jebunnessa Chapola, University of Saskatchewan

Jebunnessa Chapola is a Ph.D. candidate at Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Her research interests include newcomer and Indigenous women’s empowerment, community building, decolonization, anti-racism and responsibilities for Indigenous reconciliation. As a racialized settler woman, she has developed a strong understanding of decolonial autoethnography and collaborative community …

Iloradanon Efimoff, University of Manitoba

  Iloradanon Efimoff is a Haida and European settler woman from the northwest coast of British Columbia. She has lived all over Western Canada pursuing her education and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba. Her Vanier-funded dissertation research focuses on creating …

Neil Forbes, University of New Brunswick

Neil Forbes is a Cree member of Saddle Lake First Nation and has been Director of Education for Lennox Island First Nation, Prince Edward Island, for the past 10 years. Neil’s research focuses on the Indigenization of health and wellness programs for the urban Aboriginal community of PEI.

See Neil’s presentation, Indigenizing Wellness Education for Urban Aboriginal Families Through Storytelling: A Community Driven Research Study on Thursday, August 13th at 10 am PST/ 2:00 pm ADT