Jocelyn Joe-Strack, Vanier Scholar/Consultant Sub-Arctic Research and Strategy, Whitehorse, Yukon
Jocelyn Joe-Strack, Daqualama, is a member of the Wolf Clan of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nation. Jocelyn is an Indigenous scientist, philosopher and entrepreneur who strives to evolve tomorrow’s policies by blending yesterday’s ancestral lessons with today’s systematic knowledge. She uses her experience as a trained microbiologist, hydrologist and policy analyst along with her cultural foundations to explore resilient approaches to challenges such as climate change, societal wellbeing, and valuation in economics and policy. With her business, Subarctic Research & Strategy, she is currently leading development of a progressive Land Use Plan for her First Nation’s Traditional Territory. She is concurrently applying this experience to work towards a PhD in Sustainability & Environment with the University of Saskatchewan.