Governance & Management

Board of Directors

  • Joe Dragon – Board Chair & Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories
  • Jeannette Armstrong – Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Okanagan Philosophy, UBC Okanagan
  • John Geiger – CEO, Royal Canadian Geographical Society
  • Maribeth Murray – Executive Director, Arctic Institute of North America
  • Matthias Ruth – Vice-President (Research), University of Alberta

Indigenous Circle of Advisors

  • Leon Andrew – Shúhtaot’ı̨nę elder with the Tulı́t’a Dene Band; Special Advisor to the Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę Gots’ę́ Nákedı (Sahtú Renewable Resources Board)
  • Jeannette Armstrong – Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Okanagan Philosophy, UBC Okanagan
  • Adam Gaudry – Associate Dean (Research) and Associate Professor, Native Studies, University of Alberta
  • Mary Jane Johnson – Heritage Manager, Kluane First Nation

Leadership Team

  • Norma Kassi – Co-Research Director
    • Other affiliations: Co-Founder & Director of Indigenous Collaboration, Arctic Institute for Community-Based Research; Advisor, Indigenous Leadership Initiative
  • Stan Boutin – Co-Research Director & President
    • Other affiliations: Science Co-Director, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute; Professor, Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
  • Matthew Berry – Managing Director