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Brenda M. Restoule

CEO, First Peoples Wellness Circle


Dr. Brenda M. Restoule (Waub Zhe Kwens) is from Dokis First Nation (Anishinabe) and from the Eagle Clan. She is a registered clinical psychologist and the Chief Executive Officer of the First Peoples Wellness Circle, an Indigenous led national organization dedicated to raising the profile of Indigenous mental wellness using Indigenous knowledge and evidence.

Dr. Restoule’s work spans from providing clinical and consulting services to First Nations communities in Anishinabek territory to consultation with provincial and federal governments on Indigenous mental wellness. She is also an invited trainer and speaker and has authored book chapters and training manuals.

She has a particular interest in cultural safety, First Nation community development and capacity building, and reducing suicide rates in First Nation communities using First Nation knowledge and practices.

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