Mentorship Opportunities

Online Mentorship

Wanting to connect with a mentor through our Network? We're happy to set up online mentorship sessions with Mentors in our network. These are typically one hour sessions where you're able to meet with leading Indigenous health researchers and chat about your project, questions, etc.

Take a look at our 'find a mentor' list below to learn more about mentors involved in our network. The list isn't exhaustive, so if there is someone else you'd like to connect with, just let us know! Ombaashi, the National/International IMNP is happy to provide introductions to Indigenous scholars abroad as well!

E-mail sk.imnp@usask.ca 


 

Online Writing Groups

Writing Groups

We host weekly online writing groups throughout the year. These are low-stakes and committment free - participate as often as you'd like and connect with staff, faculty and peers studying at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, First Nations University of Canada and at other institutions. 

If you're looking for a way to keep yourself accountable while working from home, this is a great way to check in on a weekly basis and acheive your writing goals!

Thursdays @ 12:00 PM CST

See schedule and register weekly here.


 

Find a Mentor

Name

Community Affiliation

Unit

Institution

Research Areas

Currently Accepting Grad Students?
Anderson, Christy
PhD Student

Pinaymootang First Nation/Anishinaabe

Indigenous Studies

USASK

Women, decolonizing, gender-based colonial violence, police violence, healing through ceremony, intergenerational resilience, community-based research

Belhumeur, Jacqueline
PhD Candidate

Métis

Education, Curriculum and Instruction

URegina

Workplace wellness, bullying, stress 

Best, Indiana
MPH Student

Métis 

School of Public Health

USASK

Indigenous health and wellness, population and public health, harm reduction, addictions support and treatment, patient and community oriented research

Bird, Danielle
MA Student

Cree - Saddle Lake Cree Nation

Indigenous Studies

USASK

Critical prison studies, crime, criminalization, reintegration, wellness, Indigenous men, Indigenous women

Boyer, Kurtis

Métis

JSGS

USASK

Indigenous Governance, Human-Animal Relations, Political Psychology, Public Policy

Calvez, Stryker

Michif (Métis; with Cree, Mohawk, French, and Scottish ancestry

Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning

USASK

Education specialist, researcher, and evaluator, Indigenous Voices Program


Cook, William (Bill)
MEd Student

Cree - Peter Ballentyne Cree Nation-Southend

Education, Curriculum & Instruction

URegina

Indigenous languages

Daniels, Belinda
PhD Candidate

Cree - Sturgeon Lake First Nation

Interdisciplinary Studies

USASK

Language reclamation

Descheneaux, Michelle
MSW Student

Cree - Kehewin Cree Nation, Okanese Cree Nation

Social Work

URegina

Indigenous forms of healing, dance as a form of healing

Deschenes, Cindy
PhD Candidate

Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg

Health Sciences

USASK

Leadership, Mental Health and Wellbeing and Indigenous education

Dorion, Ann
MPP Student

Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation - Pelican
Narrows

Public Policy

URegina

Indigenous health and wellness, patient and community oriented research
Foulds, Heather

Métis

College of Kinesiology

USASK

Culture and social determinants of cardiovascular health for Indigenous women, heart and brain health

 
Gamble, Serena
Masters Student

Beardy's & Okemasis Cree Nation

Curriculum Studies, Education

USASK

Holistic wellness in education, decolonization, values and methodologies

Graham, Holly

Cree - Thunderchild First Nation

College of Nursing

USASK

Indigenous mental health & well-being, Trauma & posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Mental health & well-being

Gillis, Kate
Masters student

Métis

Indigenous Studies

USASK

History, Métis, Gender, Indigenous Feminisms, Decolonization, Settler Colonialism, Fur Trade

Halabiski, Nola
Undergraduate Student

First Nations

Education

USASK

Education - Healing through TRC, Healing through Intergenerational Trauma

Hartman, Andrew
PhD Student

Métis

Pyschology

USASK

Shame, 2SLGBTQ Issues, Gender-based violence, youth homelessness, program evaluation, community-based participatory research; help-seeking

Henry, Robert

Métis

Indigenous Studies

USASK

Indigenous street gangs, Indigenous methodologies, Indigenous health and wellbeing, Indigenous urban issues, Survivance, Indigenous criminology, Visual research methods, Community engaged research

Huntley, Jed
Masters student

Métis

Education Foundations, College of Education

USASK

Indigenous holiistic health, Indigenous spirituality and ceremony

Innes, Robert Alexander

Saulteaux -Cowesses First Nation

Political Science

McMaster University

Indigenous masculinities, Contemporary kinship roles and responsibities

Lambert, Simon

Maori

Indigenous Studies

USASK

Indigenous Disaster Risk Reduction,Indigenous environmental planning and development, Cultural diplomacy, Indigenous development

Luther, Glen

Ojibway

Law, Psychiatry

USASK

Police Powers, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Criminal Law, Procedure and Sentencing, Evidence Law, and Mental Health Law (Law and Psychiatry), Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice StudiesCLASSIC, Inc. legal assistance clinic 

Marwood, Bonnie
Masters Student

Métis

Law

USASK

Criminal Law, dangerous offenders, sentencing, indigenous law, FASD.

McInnes, Adam
Masters Student

Métis

Engineering

USASK

Biomedical Engineering, Medical Doctor

McNab, Marlene
PhD Candidate

George Gordon First Nation

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy/Assistant Professor at First Nations University

URegina

Intergenerational Trauma, Addictions, Mental Health, Indigenous Health Policy, Trauma Treatment, Energy Psychology, Trauma-Informed Care

Miles, Na'ta'ne
Masters Student

Salt River Pima-Maricopa (United States)

Library Technician

 Northwest Indian College

Environmental Education, Traditional Knowledge of Foods, Food Sovereignty/Food Justice, Queer Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Indigenous Feminism

Miller, Robin
MPA Student

Red River Métis

MPA Candidate, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy 

USASK

Indigenous health, cultural responsiveness, policy

Neapetung, Joseph
Masters student

Saulteaux

Physiology, College of Medicine

USASK

Physiology, Neuroscience, Diabetes, Oxidative Stress

Oakes, Nathan
MPH Student

Cree - Piapot First Nation

School of Public Health

USASK

Community health, community health programming

Pratt, Carrie
MN Student

Métis

College of Nursing

USASK

Indigenous family health, child and maternal health, Public Policy, Indigenous Studies, Medicine, Nursing

Purnell, James

 

College of Medicine

USASK

Academic Family Medicine, remote presence and telehealth technology, remote and rural medicine

Smith, Jacqueline
Masters Student

Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Indigenous Studies

USASK

Indigenous health, Indigenous healing, mental health

Smith, Katryna
Undergraduate Student

Cree

 

First Nations University of Canada

Two Spirit/Kinship/Geneology

Stevenson, Allyson

 Métis

Politics and International Studies

URegina

Global Indigenous rights movements, Indigenous families, kinship and decolonization

Swidrovich, Jaris

Saulteaux - Yellow Quill First Nation

Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

University of Toronto

Indigenous Health, Health professions education, HIV/AIDS, Poverty, Systemic racism, Mental health and addictions

Tait, Caroline

Métis

Psychiatry, Medicine

USASK

Mental health and addictions, Organ Donation and Transplantation, Indigenous Health, Cultural Safety and Trauma Informed Care

Tuffs, Brittany
MA Student
Dene

Indigenous Studies

USASK

Indigenous law, decolonization, revitalization. self-determination, sovereignty, non-western worldviews, ontology, land claims/treaty, land as legal pedagogy, land, law, power and authority and northern development.

Turner, Peter
PhD Student
James Smith Cree Nation

Education

University of Regina

Discourse/anti-colonialism, Indigenous/nehiyaw/cree language and narrative

Vandale-Roode, Hailee
Undergraduate Student
Métis

Nursing

USASK

Indigenous palliative care, land-based education, Indigenizing the nursing curriculum, Exploring the Ethics of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPAR)

Waldram, James

Anthopology & Archaeology

USASK

Anthropology of healing, Anthropology of disaster and dislocation, Indigenous people, Culture and mental health, Ethnographic film, Prison ethnography

Other opportunities and resources

  • Building Research Relationships with Indigenous Communities (BRRIC) training offered by the Indigenous Peoples’ Health Research Centre (IPHRC)
  •  The Role of the Practitioner in Indigenous Wellness A jointly created online course by Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Education in REhabitatition Sciences (CERS) that explores the health and wellness of Indigenous patients in our province. The course starts from a historical perspective and moves to current institutional experiences with the goal of creating an evidence-based communications plan to assist in providing improved health care to your indigenous patients.

 

American Indian Science and Engineering Society AISES
.caISES February 28 - March 1, 2020 Saskatoon, SK
Gathering for miyomahcihowin and mii yoo naa kaa twayh ta mihk March 24-26, 2020 Saskatoon, SK
Native American and Indigenous Studies Association NAISA May 7-9, 2020 Tkaronto, ON (Toronto)

National Aboriginal Diabetes Association
NADA
National Gathering of Graduate Students NGGS May 11-14, 2020 London, ON
Indigenous Health Conference May 21-23, 2020
Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada IPAC
Indigenous Research Showcase   September annually

University of Regina
Regina, SK

Think Indigenous March 11, 12, 13, 2020 Edmonton, AB
Wîcihitowin Conference October annually Saskatoon, SK