Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox earned a BA and MA in Political Science at the University of Alberta. She has since worked for Indigenous peoples’ organizations in the NWT on self government and related political development initiatives. She received a PhD from Cambridge University in 2005.
Stephanie holds appointments as Adjunct Research Professor with the University of Carleton School of Public Policy and Administration She is author of the critically acclaimed Finding Dahshaa: Self-Government Social Suffering and Aboriginal Policy in Canada (UBC, 2009).
She is Implementation Director for the Deline Got’ine Governent, Canada’s first combined Indigenous/public community based self government, having led the implementation team responsible for its’ establishment. She also works with NWT Indigenous governments as a governance advisor and negotiator, and is Scientific Director overseeing the establishment of a CIHR-funded NWT health research support unit. She lives in Yellowknife with her husband and two sons.