August 11, 2022
Nicole Redvers, ND, MPH, DPhilc, is a member of the Deninu K’ue First Nation (NWT) and has worked with Indigenous patients, scholars, and communities around the globe her entire career. She is co-founder, board member, and past board chair of the Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation based in the Canadian North with her foundation awarded the $1 million-dollar 2017 Arctic Inspiration Prize for their work with vulnerable populations within Land-based healing settings in the Northwest Territories. Dr. Redvers is a coming Associate Professor and Director of Indigenous Planetary Health at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University having previous appointments in both the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Department of Indigenous Health at the University of North Dakota where she has helped co-develop the first Indigenous Health PhD degree program in North America. She has been actively involved at regional, national, and international levels promoting the inclusion of Indigenous perspectives in both human and planetary health research and practice. Dr. Redvers sits on the Canada Research Coordinating Committees’ Indigenous Leadership Circle in Research, is a commissioner on the Lancet Commission on Arctic Health, sits on the steering committee for the Planetary Health Alliance, and sits on the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Task Force on the Effects of Climate Change on Health. Her scholarly work engages a breadth of scholarly projects attempting to bridge gaps between Indigenous and Western ways of knowing as it pertains to individual, community, and planetary health. Dr. Redvers is the author of the trade paperback book titled, The Science of the Sacred: Bridging Global Indigenous Medicine Systems and Modern Scientific Principles.