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 joined AICBR as an Indigenous Researcher in March 2019. She is Inuit/Haitian/Taíno and also part of a Dené Sųłine family from Denendeh (NWT) and Pond Inlet, NU. She began leading research and resurgence programs with elders, youth and educators on the land in Denendeh in 2014, with special focus on strengthening relationships across generations through the hands-on study of ancestral foods, land skills, knowledge systems, and leadership – particularly as a way to confront the impacts of climate change, extractive resource industry and colonial governance. She is now living in Whitehorse and is thrilled to be working closely with Norma Kassi.
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.