Anisnabe Kekendazone Network Environment for Aboriginal Health Research

1 Stewart Street, Room 319
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Telephone: 1 613 562 5393
Fax: 1 613 562 5392


Anita Olson Harper - University of Ottawa, Collaborator
Anita is Ojibwa from the Lac Seul First Nation with qualifications in adult education and heritage conservation. As lead researcher in a project of the National Aboriginal Circle against Family Violence, her research over several years focused on violence against Aboriginal women.

Candyce Hamel - CIETcanada, Collaborator
Candyce specializes in online communities of practice for health research initiatives. Candyce also works on analysis tools and systematic review methodology.

Carrielynn Lund - CIETcanada, Collaborator
Carrielynn is a Métis consultant from Gift Lake, one of Alberta’s eight Métis settlements. She possesses a degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music and a Master’s degree in Social Work. Her primary focus is on assisting Aboriginal communities to identify and address health and social issues that have a negative impact on children and their families. Her extensive committee work includes the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (Treasurer), the Canadian Institute of Health Research Ethics Standing Committee and Health Canada Research Ethics Board. 

Dawn Caldwell - CIETcanada, Collaborator
Dawn works with First Nations communities in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on issues of youth resilience. She provides supervision of fieldwork, training and quality control.

Dawn Smith - University of Ottawa, Collaborator
Dawn holds a PhD in Population Health. She completed a community-based participatory research study facilitating trusting relationships between the groups involved in care for pregnant and parenting Aboriginal people: Aboriginal women and communities, health care providers, policy makers and researchers. Dawn won a Canadian Public Health Association 2006 Doctoral Research Award for this work.

Delphine Elleze - Federal Government, Collaborator

Delphine born and raised in the Canadian Sub-Arctic working with the federal government to increase employment opportunities for northern Aboriginal people. 

Judi Jacobs - McGill University, Project Coordinator, PRAM McGill
Judi a Mohawk woman, Bear clan, is very involved in community activities. Judi is presently the AK-NEAHR project coordinator at PRAM-Family Medicine, McGill and Research Assistant for Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (2007–2008).

Michael Doxtater - McGill University, Collaborator
Michael has research projects on participatory education, participatory communication, conflict and dispute resolution, learning organizations, and cultural literacy.

Steven Mitchell - CIETcanada, Collaborator
Steven is a CIET research associate and geographic information systems coordinator. In Canada, Steve has worked with First Nations and Metis communities on issues of youth resilience including HIV/AIDs and suicide. He also has experience working in Africa on HIV/AIDS related projects in South Africa, Botswana and Lesotho. A main focus of his work is training, including GIS modules at the 1999 Summer course on evidence-based planning at Ottawa University in July 1999; and the International Course on Social Audit and Evidence-based planning, hosted by CIET and the Department of Geography and Urban Regional Planning, University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

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