Cindy Gaudet

Janice Cindy Gaudet, Assistant Professor, University of Alberta Cindy is a Métis researcher and educator from Saskatchewan. She recently joined the University of Alberta as an Assistant Professor at Campus Saint-Jean. She is committed to a de-colonial approach in research, wellbeing and pedagogy by centering Indigenous knowledge.  She completed her PhD at the University of…

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Anna Carr

Anna Carr, Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, New Zealand Anna is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism, University of Otago, New Zealand and the founding Co-Director of the Centre for Recreation Research (University of Otago).  As a Maori (Nga Puhi/Ngati Ruanui) scholar, she has been integrally involved in national parks, Indigenous peoples and tourism research for decades.…

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Michael Robidoux

Michael Robidoux, Professor, University of Ottawa Michael works with a multidisciplinary team of researchers focusing on local dietary and physical practices in remote First Nations communities in northern Canada and other international settings. Increasingly local land based (traditional) dietary strategies are being influenced by global forces, resulting in more western based, prepackaged, store bought diets.…

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Sonia Wesche

Sonia Wenche, Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa Sonia is an Assistant Professor in Geography at the University of Ottawa. Over the past eight years she has worked with several First Nation communities in the Yukon and Northwest Territories to better understand their vulnerability and capacity to adapt to environmental change. She also has experience working with…

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William Snow

William Snow, Consultation Manager, Nakoda Tribal Administration Bill is a member of the Stoney Nakoda Nation, Wesley First Nation, as well as a Dual Citizen of Canada / United States of America, and is of Stoney Nakoda / Yuma Quechan descent. Since 2012, Bill has been the Consultation Manager for Stoney Nakoda First Nation. This…

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Leisha Strachan

Leisha Strachan, Associate Professor, University of Manitoba Leisha is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.  As a coach and judge in the sport of baton twirling, she has a keen interest in the growth of children and youth in highly competitive sport…

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Tara-Leigh McHugh

Tara-Leigh McHugh, Associate Professor, University of Alberta Tara-Leigh is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation at the University of Alberta.  Her program of research is focused on enhancing the sport, physical activity, and body image experiences of youth. She has extensive experience working with Indigenous youth, and her commitment to community-based…

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