IPHRC Research Affiliate, Dr. Angela Snowshoe, is a proud member of the Ojibway and Métis Nations from Northwestern Ontario.
She moved to Regina two years ago in the Fall of 2013 to complete her Pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Residency at the Regina Mental Health Clinic/Regina Provincial Correctional Center. It was in January 2015 that she joined the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina.
“I love living in Saskatchewan because the province has a vibrant First Nations culture,” she says.
Angela currently holds a position at the U of R as an Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology. She also teaches counselling, cognitive assessment and quantitative research courses at the graduate level by taking a decolonizing and social justice approach.
She describes her research background with IPHRC as one of the co-investigator’s on a research project called Kitinikewain Misiwanacihisowin: Researching Arts-Based Wellness Promotion for Suicide Prevention among Aboriginal youth.
“I have contributed to this project by advising on culturally-responsive quantitative measure selection, data collection, and analyses. I also advise on how to navigate between rigour and community-based partnerships with research involving First Nations peoples,” she adds.
Angela recently defended her Clinical Psychology PhD dissertation at the University of Western Ontario titled, "The Cultural Connectedness Scale and its Relation to Positive Mental Health among First Nations youth." Her research involved an innovated blend of quantitative and Indigenous methodologies to increase the relevance of the results for First Nations communities. Angela’s colleagues recognize her for her practical guidance on conducting strengths-based research with First Nations peoples.
She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Women’s Foundation and work towards ending violence against girls and women in this capacity. Angela lives on an acreage north of Regina, which will soon be home to the extremely rare Lac La Croix Indian Pony.
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