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Erin Alexiuk

Research Assistant, RFNG Secretariat

Erin Alexiuk is of Finnish and Ukrainian ancestry and is currently living with her husband and daughter in the region where her maternal grandparents settled, in the place she gratefully knows as home, on Anishinaabe territory in the Robinson-Huron Treaty Area.

Erin is a Research Associate with the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR) and senior PhD candidate in the School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo. Erin’s academic background in complex systems thinking and social innovation informs her dissertation research into the role of autoethnography in social-ecological sustainability.

Erin has been working with Satsan, Frances, and Catherine since 2016 in support of the Transitional Governance Project. As part of the Rebuilding First Nations Governance Project, she is involved in ongoing work to generate a systems map of the Indian Act and serves as part of the Inherent Rights Leadership Initiative team.