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Associate professor, Indigenous Studies, Athabasca University

For the past two years I have been employed with Athabasca University, and was recently promoted to Associate Professor. Prior to my academic appointment I was an elected leader [2014-2018] for Bigstone Cree Nation in Treaty 8. Prior to that I worked in the non-profit sector while completing my doctorate. My previous teaching and research experience, scholarly publishing and conference presentations, current research grant success, service to the university and accumulated service to the community spans twenty-four years.
Prior to my academic journey at the undergraduate level, I had a career in communications for five years in radio, print, television and film. My Indigenous academic experience builds upon this professional life path.
My scholarly publications, and research plans, follow a braid of three distinct interwoven strands: 1) Indigenous leadership; 2) self-government and sovereignty, and; 3) Population Health for Indigenous people and the land.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Athabasca University


  • 2010 
    University of Alberta, Doctor of Philosophy/Public Health Sciences