Congratulations to Dr. Amy Parent, who will serve as a member of the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research. As such, Dr. Parent and her colleagues will advise presidents of Canada’s three federal research funding agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada—and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.
Dr. Parent is Nisga’a from the Nass Valley of Northwestern British Columbia on her mother’s side of the family. Her Nisga’a name is Noxs Ts’aawit (Mother of the Raven Warrior Chief) and she belongs to the Ganada (frog) clan from the village of Laxgalts’ap. Dr. Parent is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, a member of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Canada Working Group on Indigenous Land Based Education and a board member of the Access to Media Education Society.
The Canada Research Coordinating Committee, which advances federal research priorities as well as the policies and programs of Canada’s research funding agencies and the Canada Foundation for Innovation, established the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research to advise on the implementation of the interagency strategic plan, Setting new directions to support Indigenous research and training in Canada 2019–2022.
Members of the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research will monitor the progress of the strategic plan, identifying issues and opportunities and recommending approaches to support the successful implementation of the plan.
An external, expert committee of Indigenous scholars and community members selected Dr. Parent to serve on the Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research, which includes members from universities and scholarly institutes across Canada.
Learn more about Dr. Parent and her work.