Coral joined AICBR in May 2018 as Executive Director. Her research has been focused on climate change, knowledge co-creation and relational bridging between knowledge systems. Coral brings more than 20 years of administrative experience to her role at AICBR. She completed her Master’s in Environmental Studies and Master’s diploma in Environmental/Sustainability Education at York University. In addition, to her Interdisciplinary BA in Conservation Biology and Anthropology from the University of British Columbia. She also recently completed three years of a PhD in Indigenous Studies at Trent University.
Indigenous Research Assistant
Ashley Cummings is from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, Canada. She is a member of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council (PMYC) and does extensive work in youth engagement and advocacy. To this end, Ashley works frequently in the fields of mental health and wellbeing, Inuit rights, climate change, and Indigenous tourism. Ashley believes strongly in “nothing about us, without us” and uses her positions with the PMYC, Kids Help Phone’s Indigenous Advisory Council, and Apathy is Boring’s board of directors to advocate for Inuit and youth.
Administrative Research Assistant
Julia joined AICBR in October 2018 as Administrative Research Assistant. She received her Honours Bachelor of Arts and Science (minors in Biology and International Development) from the University of Guelph and has extensive experience working with youth as a tutor and competitive swim coach. She is excited to apply her knowledge and background in working with youth leaders to improve community social and environmental health.
Siku is an Inuk/Haitian/Taíno writer, community builder and researcher from Denendeh (NWT) and Pond Inlet, NU. Siku has been leading resurgence-based work since 2012 through both community-based work and the arts, including land-based education, advocacy and writing. Siku often serves as a facilitator, coordinator and researcher in support of community-led responses to climate change, environmental protection, food security, and colonialism. Her main focus since 2014 has been leading land-based education programs in Denendeh with elders, youth and educators, focused on Dene governance, land skills, stewardship and resurgence. In her spare time, she writes poetry and short stories, spends time on the land, and makes art! She has been living in the beautiful homelands of the Kwanlin Dün and Ta'an Kwäch'än nations since 2018, and a member of AICBR’s research team since 2019.
Bev has been AICBR’s bookkeeper since 2012 and has 20 years bookkeeping experience. In addition to managing AICBR’s finances, Bev contributes to the organization in a variety of valuable ways.