Opaskwayak Cree Nation
Department of Education Foundations & Academic Director of the Aboriginal Research Centre (U of S).
Her scholarship has greatly contributed to building and sharing knowledge abouttwo spirit identity, ‘coming-in’theory,history and teachings,Indigenous research methodologies, and the prevention of violence in the lives of Indigenous peoples.
She is one of many organizerswith the Idle No More movement, integrating radical education movement work with grassroots interventions that prevent the destruction of land and water. She is particularly focusedon educating about and protecting the Saskatchewan River Delta and supporting community based food sovereignty efforts.
Having, Dr. Wco-developed a Masters program in Land- Based Education at the University of Saskatchewanilsonis nowin the process of creating an international Indigenous Land –based PhD program.
Brian Scribe is an Assiniboine (Nakoda) and Swampy Cree (Ininew) from both Treaty 4 and 5 Territories. He is originally from the Kinosao Sipi Cree Nation (Norway House) and has kinship ties to the Cagakin (Carry the Kettle) and Standing Buffalo people. Presently, Brian and his wife make their home on the Kahkewistahaw First Nation.
Brian received an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Brandon University and a Master of Arts Degree in Anthropology and Archeology from the University of Saskatchewan. He has undertaken many projects in archeology, traditional knowledge, traditional land use and elder testimony research in many aspects of First Nation culture and heritage. Brian has also work in areas of the natural environment, lands and resources and recently worked as a Lands and Laws Director for a neighbouring First Nation.
In his younger years Brian’s father thought him how to hunt, trap and fish and live off the land. He has become accustom to the life ways of the Plains and Northern Boreal Forest. Brian enjoys the wilderness, native vegetation and wildlife. The environment has always been one of his areas of concern and has experienced working along site biologists in his archeological career.
In the past, Brian has gained experience as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, a Director of programs, a Sports, Recreation and Youth worker, Cultural Coordinator and even a Taxi Driver. Brian enjoys working with people at almost every capacity.
Barb Frazer is an Indigenous Knowledge Systems researcher, cultural educator, botanist and writer. In her role and responsibility as an Elder’s helper, Barb lived and worked within Indigenous Knowledge (Kiskēýihtamowin) teachings and learned Traditional Medicines (Maskihkiya) ways. Barb holds a M.Ed. from the University of Saskatchewan, a BA (Adv.) from the University of Manitoba, and Certificate in Environmental Assessment and Education from Continuing Education – University of Manitoba; and Certificate of Native Indian Creative Writing – En’owkin International School of Writing and Visual Arts, University of Victoria.