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.
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 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 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.
Bev has been AICBR’s bookkeeper since 2012 and has 20 years bookkeeping experience. In addition to managing AICBR’s finances, Bev contributes to the organization in a variety of valuable ways.