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.

Dr. Catherine Richardson

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Victoria.

Cathy Richardson has been with the School of Social Work since September 2007. Her areas of specialization include Indigenous resistance, decolonizing approaches to social work, response-based practice, safety-oriented and dignity-based child protection work, recovery from violence, and Indigenous approaches to research and scholarship centered around cultural, ecological and spiritual integrity. Cathy is interested in the intersections between family therapy, child protection, language-use and social responses to families.


“Qwul’sih’yah’maht” Dr. Robina Thomas

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Victoria. Dr. Robina Thomas is Lyackson of the Coast Salish Nation. Robina is committed to Indigenous education and her research interests include Storytelling, Residential Schools and Uy’skwuluwun: On Being Indigenous. She is committed to understanding anti-racism and anti-oppression and how these can be ‘lived. Email:   Video from…

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.