Indigenous Perspectives Shifting Healthcare Paradigm – Brainstorm Magazine


Graham Brace, Dr. JoLee Sasakamoose. Pg. 10-13

GRAHAM BRACE works closely with Dr. Sasakamoose in the area of Indigenous Health Research. He has a Bachelor of Education degree and a Masters in Educational Psychology. He works with Wellness Wheel as the Knowledge Translation Coordinator, where he is responsible for sharing research at Wellness Wheel with a range of audiences. This includes academic papers and posters, community information, training modules, and presentations. He lives on Treaty 4 Territory in Regina, Saskatchewan where he also works as a school teacher.

DR. JOLEE SASAKAMOOSE is Anishinabe (Ojibwe) with membership in M’Chigeeng First Nation in Ontario, an active citizen of Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, and an Associate Professor in Educational Psychology and Counselling at the University of Regina where she teaches Group Counselling, Counselling Girls and Women, Counselling Children and Youth, Indigenous Family Therapies, and Decolonizing Research Methodologies. She is also Wellness Wheel’s Research Director, responsible for leading the Research Team in supporting Traditional ways of knowing alongside Western approaches to wellbeing. She co-authored the Indigenous Cultural Responsiveness Theory, and has an exceptional way of working in the “middle ground” between Western and Indigenous ways.

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