Karie Hanson graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism. She will be working with the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies temporarily as the Senior Program Assistant, and is happy to be here and learn about this Department.

Connie Wintels is the Acting Administrator of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS). She is responsible for the daily operation of the Institute. Originally from Montreal, has worked at UBC since 2012, she has many years of experience in administration and accounting.

Fiona Campbell is a PhD candidate in Linguistics at McGill University and a Sessional Lecturer with the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program. Her doctoral research at McGill University is focused primarily onphonetics (speech sounds), language contact, and sociolinguistics (why people say what they do the way they do in particular contexts).

Sarah is the Senior Program Assistant (Students) for the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. She is a recent FNIS graduate and was raised on Anishinaabe territory in Thunder Bay.

Coll Thrush (PhD, Washington, 2002) is a historian of place, looking at the intersections between Indigenous histories and the histories of settler colonialism. His first book, Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place (2007, second edition released in 2017), examined the links between urban and Indigenous histories in the Northwest’s largest city, while his most recent book, Indigenous London: Native Travellers at the Heart of Empire (2016), reframes the history of the British Empire’s capital through the experiences of Indigenous children, women, and men who journeyed there, willingly or otherwise.

Tanya Bob assists with the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Practicum, and is also the CIS Associate Director.

Elder Larry Grant from the Musqueam Nation is an Adjunct Professor in the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program, in which he co-teaches the introductory hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Central Coast Salish) course. He is also Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations House of Learning and Consultant for the Musqueam Language and Culture Department.

From 2014-2018, Kaeleigh served as the Program Assistant for FNEL. Kaeleigh Hiebert is Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw from Campbell River on Vancouver Island. She completed her M.Ed in Indigenous Pedagogies and Knowledges at UBC (2014) and is a graduate of the NITEP program.

Marny Point is a member of the Musqueam Nation and a Lecturer in the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program, in which she teaches the intermediate level hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ (Central Coast Salish) course. She is also the Urban Program Coordinator for NITEP; UBC’s Indigenous Teacher Education program, and is an instructor of the introductory Indigenous Education courses.

During 2015-2017, Sarah served in the roles of Media and Communications Assistant and Student Advisor for the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program. She is currently Project Manager – Indigenous Focus at St. John’s College as well as Student Housing and Hospitality Services at UBC.