Dr. Jeannine Carriére brings her background in over thirty years of child welfare practice that includes frontline social work in child welfare, policy development, research, teaching, graduate student mentoring and publications. Dr. Carriére is a Métis scholar employed as professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria since 2005 and previously at the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Social Work. Dr. Carriére has lead several funded projects from provincial and federal agencies in the area of Indigenous Child and Family Services including her work on cultural planning and safety in the province of British Columbia in which she hired graduate students to assist in research and writing. Some of her other research experiences include being a co applicant with Dr. Maggie Kovach on a SSHRC funded grant to explore the experiences of faculty members in Social Work and Education and how they incorporateIndigenous knowledge at four western Canadian universities. With Dr. Susan Strega, Dr. Carriére was a Co Applicant in a SSHRC funded project to explore transitions for sex workers in three western Canadian provinces. Dr. Carriéreis part of a number of other funded projects such as funded projects on cultural planning for adoption through the BC government. She is part of a large research team that has received 2,000,000 from CIHR to examine issues of health equity and in particular health equity for Indigenous peoples in BC. Her publications include editorial responsibilities for three manuscripts on child welfare policy and practice: Walking This Path Together:Anti -Racist and Anti Oppressive Child Welfare in Canada edited with Susan Strega (2009); Walking This Path Together Anti Oppressive Child Welfare inCanada edited with Susan Strega Second Edition (2015) and Aski Awasis Children of the Earth: First Peoples Speaking on Adoption (2010). She is currently working on a fourth manuscript addressing the needs of Metis children in care.