Urban Indigenous Wellbeing

Responding to urban Indigenous community needs through a holistic approach to spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health.

The Urban Indigenous Wellbeing Cluster is an interdisciplinary research collective of Elders, Community Members, partner organizations, and Indigenous and settler researchers and trainees.

Guided by principles of an Indigenous relational approach, this team is committed to respectfully working with, and responding to, Urban Indigenous Community identified research priorities. Team members have experience and expertise in community-led Indigenous research methodologies, Indigenous health, health promotion, identity and belonging, cultural safety, land-based healing, population health, geography, creative practices, occupational therapy, and mental wellness.



Donna Kurtz
Gabrielle Legault



Elder Diana Moar

Skye Barbic (UBC Vancouver)

Margo Greenwood (UNBC)

Peter Hutchinson (UBC Vancouver)

Sarah de Leeuw (UNBC/UBC Vancouver)

Braden Te Hiwi

Shawn Wilson

Sam Grinnell (Undergraduate Student)

Karlyn Olsen (Research Manager) 

Veronica Roesler (Project Coordinator) 

Mathew Wanbon (Undergraduate Student)