Tara is of mixed Mi'kmaw/settler ancestry and a member of Sipekne'katik First Nation. Her research interests are focused on Indigenous health and the ways in which our overarching health care system operates to continually disadvantage Indigenous peoples. She is a current PhD in Health Candidate at Dalhousie University focusing on the perspectives of Indigenous occupational therapists and the need for an Indigenous Community of Practice (CoP).
Iona Worden-Driscoll leads the network in planning, development, implementation and evaluation of mentorship activities. Iona also manages finances and facilitates communications to fulfil the mandate of the network. Iona holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics and a Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie University.
Project Coordinator, Research Support & Advancement
School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies
Chelsee Arbour, PhD candidate (Settler, she/her), is an archaeologist and cultural heritage researcher who focuses on narrative construction, researcher positionality, and most importantly collaborative knowledge mobilization. She utilizes relational approaches to research to better understand how differing narrative practices story, engage with, and understand Indigenous histories of the ‘deep past’, centering community voices within the larger discourse of how the past is brought into being in the present.
Tara was born and raised in Nova Scotia, with special ties to Glace Bay and Dartmouth. She graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2017 and
a Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2019.