The Pe-kīwēwin Team

The Pe-kīwēwin Team includes Indigenous and non-Indigenous academics, researchers, advocates and adoptees. Led by Dr. Raven Sinclair, herself an adoptee, the 21 member national team has diverse experience and expertise in the fields of child welfare, policy development and analysis, law, human rights, Indigenous knowledge systems, social work, government studies, history and archival research, transracial adoption, and both quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Raven Sinclair, BA, CISW, BISW, MSW, PhD is Cree/Assinboine/Saulteaux adoptee from Gordon First Nations in Treaty 4 territory located in southern Saskatchewan. Raven is presently an Associate Professor at the University of Regina, Faculty of Social Work in Saskatoon, a founding editorial member of IndigenousVoices in Social Work (UHawaii), and a regional editor for AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples. Raven's academic and research interests include traditional and contemporary healing theories and modalities, Indigenous cultural identity issues, adoption, colonial and decolonization theories, and mental health and wellness. Raven is the PI (Principal Investigator) for this research project, bringing her vast knowledge as one of the leading scholar in the area of Indigenous child welfare and transracial adoption in Canada.

 
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Raven Sinclair

Allyson Stevenson

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Banakonda Kennedy-Kish

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Colleen Cardinal

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Cindy Blackstock

Conrad Prince

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Darlene Rediron

Elliott Field

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Jason Albert

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Jeannine Carriere

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Kenn Richard

Marlyn Bennett

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Nico Trocmé

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Rebekka Augustine

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Sarah Nickel

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Sylvia McAdam

Suzanne Stewart

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Scott Morrison

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Wayne Christian

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Felicia Chen

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