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Executive committee

Dr. Jacquie Green

Jacquie is from the Haisla Nation. Her teaching philosophy includes a commitment to decolonization and cultural renewal. Her research interests involve strategizing programs and policies that incorporate a strong Indigenous focus and analysis. Her current research is on reclaiming Haisla ways through Oolichan Fishing.

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Dr. Leslie Brown

Leslie Brown PhD
Special Advisor to the Provost on Community Engagement
Director, Institute for Studies & Innovation in Community – University Engagement University of Victoria

Leslie’s research practice has two major and intersecting themes – child welfare and Indigenous communities. In addition, she is currently working on a project exploring the relationship between sex workers and their families. Leslie also teaches research in the Indigenous Masters of Social Work program and is the co-editor of Research as Resistance: Critical, Indigenous and Anti-Oppressive Approaches. Of settler ancestry, she has lived on the territory of the Lekwammen people for 30 years.

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Dr. Sandrina de Finney

Research Advisor  Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria Sandrina’s practice and research emphasize Indigenous, community-based, participatory methods, with a focus on youth engagement/youth participation, working with girls, …

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Dr. Shelly Johnson

MSW, RSW, EdD, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work & Human Service, University of British Columbia

Shelly is Saulteaux and Norwegian. Her family is from Keeseekoose First Nation in Saskatchewan. She has taught anti-oppressive and First Nations child welfare courses at UVIC and is currently teaching First Nations and Child Well-being courses.

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University of Victoria: Human & Social Development Univeristy of Victoria
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