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

Principal Investigators

Georges Sioui

Principal Investigator

Georges Sioui, PhD, is a Wendat (Huron) historian, philosopher and full professor in the University of Ottawa, where he coordinates the Aboriginal Studies Program (Faculty of Arts). He was the first Amerindian to obtain a PhD in history in Canada. He is also polyglot, an international speaker and a poet, writer, and song-writer. Throughout his life, he has kept a strong commitment to Amerindian/Aboriginal views, causes and communities. His writings on Indigenous philosophy, history and education have appeared in several journals, magazines and books. His latest book, “Histories of Kanatha: Seen and Told”, based on thirty of his essays and national and international presentations, was published by the Ottawa University Press in 2009. Click here for a full biography and a list of Dr. Sioui’s publications and works.

Ann Macaulay

Principal Investigator

Ann C. Macaulay, CM, MD, FCFP, is a Professor of Family Medicine at McGill University and Inaugural Director of Participatory Research at McGill, whose mission is to promote the practice and understanding of participatory research. In 2011, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Medicine Research from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She was also awarded the 2009 Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research; was named College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) Family Medicine Researcher of the Year in 2008 for contributions to participatory research; received the 2006 Order of Canada for contributions to Aboriginal Health. She is a foreign member of the Institute of Medicine USA (2005), and Advisory Board Member at the Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Dr. Macaulay has practiced community based medicine since 1969 and has been engaged in community-based participatory research since 1994. For a list of her publications, click here.

Neil Andersson

Nominated Principal Investigator

Neil Andersson, MD, MPhil, MSc, is a physician, epidemiologist and traditional healer in the Sangoma tradition of southern Africa. He is the founding executive director of the international CIET group of NGOs and research institutes. Over the last 25 years, Dr Andersson worked in Aboriginal health research, supporting indigenous communities and researchers in Canada and abroad, as they take on pressing health and development concerns, such as safe motherhood, youth resilience, parenting, gender violence, and HIV/AIDS. In doing this, he has consistently worked to create research and planning capacities in indigenous communities. He also has a longstanding commitment to cultural safety and the recovery and preservation of indigenous cultural heritage. For a list of Dr Andersson’s publications, please click here.

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