Ărramăt Project

Role: Co-Principal Investigator – New Frontiers in Research Fund Transformation Stream

Designed to support large scale, Canadian led interdisciplinary research that addresses a major challenge with the potential to realize real and lasting change, the Transformation stream will fund seven research projects to a total of $144 million. The ⴰⵔⵔⴰⵎⴰⵜ Ărramăt Project is a 6 year project engaging more than 100 Indigenous leaders, governments, organizations and university researchers from over 24 countries and speaking more than 30 languages. ⴰⵔⵔⴰⵎⴰⵜ Ărramăt Project will address biodiversity conservation and the health and well being of Indigenous Peoples. ⴰⵔⵔⴰⵎⴰⵜ Ărramăt is a Tamasheq word referring to the strong interrelationships between people, animals and nature.


Ethical Space Stream – Conservation through Reconciliation

Role: Research Stream Lead – SSHRC

The Conservation through Reconciliation Partnership is a seven-year initiative that aims to critically investigate the state of conservation practice in Canada and support efforts to advance Indigenous-led conservation, including Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas, in the spirit of reconciliation and decolonization. This initiative builds on foundations laid by the Indigenous Circle of Experts in our 2018 report We Rise Together.


Building Ethical Space for Global conservation governance: sharing the story of the Pathway to Canada Target 1

Role: Co- Principal Investigator – SSHRC

International policy has direct consequences for domestic conservation policy and domestic policy can inform and influence international practice. The purpose of the proposed outreach project is thus to share the story of the Pathway to Canada Target 1 process with an international conservation audience, in order to provide a much-needed model for how states, Indigenous Peoples, and other conservation actors can work together in Ethical Space and uphold Indigenous rights and responsibilities in conservation policy. This project will enable us to fulfill this responsibility, drawing on both Western academic knowledge and Indigenous knowledge.

First Nations Bank of Canada

Role: Board Member

More information to come.