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Melissa Blind, Ph.D. (Candidate)
Research Associate
Telephone: 705-675-4883 ext. 7189
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I am Cree and Ukrainian from Gordon's First Nation in Saskatchewan. I completed my BA honours and MA in Indigenous Studies through First Nations University of Canada in conjunction with the University of Regina. I am currently working on my PhD in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona.

Prior to joining CRaNHR, I worked as a Research Coordinator at the Native Women's Association of Canada on the Understanding from Within project, which explored the impacts of neurological conditions on Aboriginal women, their families and communities. I am also a sessional instructor for First Nations University of Canada in Indigenous Health Studies and at Langara College in Aboriginal Studies.

My research interests include health and wellbeing, Indigenous understandings of neurological conditions, issues surrounding identity, Federal-First Nations relationship, with a focus on treaties, education, contemporary issues, including health issues facing Indigenous people, and oral narratives.