Coral Voss

Executive Director

Coral joined AICBR in May 2018 as Executive Director. Her research has been focused on climate change, knowledge co-creation and relational bridging between knowledge systems. Coral brings more than 20 years of administrative experience to her role at AICBR. She completed her Master’s in Environmental Studies and Master’s diploma in Environmental/Sustainability Education at York University. In addition, to her Interdisciplinary BA in Conservation Biology and Anthropology from the University of British Columbia. She also recently completed three years of a PhD in Indigenous Studies at Trent University.

Norma Kassi

Co-Founder & Director of Indigenous Collaboration

Co-founder of and Director of Indigenous Collaboration at AICBR, Norma has been working on issues related to contaminants, food security, climate change, wildlife protection, youth engagement and building community capacity for over 30 years. Norma is a Vuntut Gwitchin citizen of Old Crow, Yukon and carries vast experiences and Indigenous Knowledge that is reflected in her work with AICBR.

Julia Veidt

Administrative Research Assistant

Julia joined AICBR in October 2018 as Administrative Research Assistant. She received her Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science (minors in Biology and International Development) from the University of Guelph and has extensive experience working with youth as a tutor and competitive swim coach. She is excited to apply her knowledge and background in working with youth leaders to improve community social and environmental health.

Sarah DeLaronde

Project Coordinator

Sarah joined the team as Project Coordinator in early 2019. She has worked in research, project coordination and advocacy for Indigenous people in a multitude of different capacities, although her most important role, she says, is as a mother/lifegiver and striving to make the world a better place for the seven generations to come. Sarah has a BA in Anthropology from the University of Winnipeg. She is excited to share her knowledge as a young Indigenous woman and is eager to be a part of the AICBR team!

Siku Allooloo

INDIGENOUS RESEARCHER

Siku joined AICBR as an Indigenous Researcher in March 2019. She is Inuit/Haitian/Taíno and also part of a Dené Sųłine family from Denendeh (NWT) and Pond Inlet, NU. She began leading research and resurgence programs with elders, youth and educators on the land in Denendeh in 2014, with special focus on strengthening relationships across generations through the hands-on study of ancestral foods, land skills, knowledge systems, and leadership – particularly as a way to confront the impacts of climate change, extractive resource industry and colonial governance. She is now living in Whitehorse and is thrilled to be working closely with Norma Kassi.

Marilyn VanBibber

Research Associate

Marilyn has worked with AICBR since the beginning on a number of community-based projects. She is a member of the Selkirk First Nation from Pelly Crossing, Yukon and resides in southern British Columbia. Marilyn’s passions are holistic well-being, community development, ethics and community-based research.