I am a passionate researcher, and am endlessly seeking opportunities to engage in research that leads to lived impact. I have taken a keen interest in creating space for Indigenous theory and bodies in anti-racism rhetoric; in community and participatory action research; and more recently in the legal rights of water and climate change policy.
My research primarily concerns...
Participatory Action Research
Research that centralizes Indigenous worldview, knowledge, and responds to Indigenous needs and inquiries
Research that seeks to identify, theorize, and then act against individual or systemic discrimination
Research that requires the active participation of the research partners (rather than 'subjects')
Race-Based Data Collection
Envrionmental Policy & Law
Data collected about participant's race, gender, sexuality, etc. that is then analyzed and reported in a way to improve services
Research that emphasizes power differences and assigns constant attentiveness to colonial influences
Research examining how the legal rights of water can be embodied within a variation of the Canadian legal framework
Policy & Research Positions
Indigenous Policy Advisor (Intern)
Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development, and Mines / Sep 2018 - Present
Ribbon Skirt Artist
Ontario Council of International Cooperation / Oct 2018
Colour of Poverty 2018 Fact Sheets
Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change / Jun 2018 - Sep 2018
Indigenous Research Assistant
York University Dean's Award for Research Excellence / May 2018 - Sep 2018
York Student Identity Census Project Lead
York University Race Inclusion and Supportive Environments Committee / Apr 2017 - Present
G7 Youth (Y7) Head Delegate
Young Diplomats of Canada / Apr 2018 - Present
Aboriginal Special Initiatives and
York University Centre for Aboriginal Students / Sep 2017 - Sep 2018
Digital Story Content Creator
Wilfred Laurier University / Aug 2017
International policy making with the G7
The Youth 7 (Y7) Summit is one of Formal G7 Engagement Group Summits held alongside the G7 Summit, bringing together youth delegates to represent the millions of young people who live, study and work across G7 member states and the European Union.
"Serving as the Head Delegate of the Y7 Canadian Delegation has been deeply rewarding on many levels. As an anti-racism policy and Indigenous researcher, the Y7 Summit offered real-life experience where I had the opportunity to advocate for and negotiate policies in a space where we could actually influence national and international commitments."
Some of my recent research...