Members of the Indigenous Advisory to the Negotiating Team
Lisa Kahaleole Hall
Lisa Kahaleole Hall is a KanakaMaoli Associate Professor and Director of the Indigenous Studies program. She arrived on lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ territories 3 years ago and hopes to put the ocean into land-based pedagogies in the company of many others. She recently received a Strategic Impact fund grant to try to connect and support Indigenous faculty at Uvic, so be in touch 😊
Jenny Morgan is from the Gitxsan First Nation. Lax Gibuu (Wolf clan) from the House of Wii Muk’willixw. She joined the UVic School of Social Work in 2021. Her work experience included working directly with community in employment and health services, as well as leadership work with housing organizations and within health authorities. Dr. Morgan’s latest role was with the BC Women’s and Children’s Hospitals as the Director for Indigenous Health. She holds a BSW (2003, UBC), an MSW with an Indigenous Specialization (UVic, 2014), and a Doctorate in Education (2019, UWO). Her research and teaching interests include addressing anti-Indigenous racism, Indigenous Health, and Evaluation.
Wligisgat! My name is Christine O’Bonsawin. On my father’s side, I am Abenaki from the village of Odanak, and on my mother’s side, I am of English and Irish descent. I moved to lək̓ʷəŋən territory in 2007 and I am grateful to have the opportunity, presently, to live and raise my children on W̱SÁNEĆ territory. I am currently an Associate Professor in History and Indigenous Studies. My research primarily focuses on Indigenous sport history, as it relates to the legal and political rights of Indigenous peoples in settler colonial Canada.
tanisi, Dr Shauneen Pete nisiyikason. I am from Little Pine First Nation in Treaty 6 territory. I am the Indigenous Resurgence Coordinator in the Faculty of Education, I also teach in Indigenous Education, Indigenous Studies and Leadership Studies.
Mick Scow (he/him) is from the Kwakwaka’wakw and Snuneymuxw nations, representing the Scow and Good families respectively. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Indigenous Governance and an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Indigenous Studies program at the University of Victoria. His work focuses on revitalizing Indigenous fatherhood and family-based resurgence. He currently lives on unceded, illegally occupied WSANEC territories with his partner and their three children.
My name is Deondre Smiles. My pronouns are he/him/his as well as the Ojibwemowin pronoun wiin. I am Ojibwe, Black, and settler, and I am a citizen of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. I am an Indigenous geographer whose research interests are multifaceted, including Indigenous geographies/epistemologies, science and technology studies, and tribal cultural resource preservation/protection. My current academic position is as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria, in B.C., Canada. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Geography (2013) from Saint Cloud State University, my master’s degree in Global Indigenous Studies (2016) from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and my Ph.D. in Geography (2020) from The Ohio State University, where I also spent a year (2020-21) as a President’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of History.
Johnson, Ben (FA Membership Services Advisor)