Indigenous Advisory Circle

The School of Nursing Indigenous Cultural Safety Committee (ICS),  co-chaired by Dr. Margaret Moss and Dr. Helen Brown, invited several participants within and beyond the School of Nursing to join UBC Nursing’s first Indigenous Advisory Circle (IAC). The IAC will work with ICSSI to advise across curricula, academic programs, research, faculty learning and external partnerships. The Circle includes a nursing leader in First Nations Health, three Indigenous graduate students, one MSN-NP UBC Alumni, and four Elders who have long-standing and new relationships with our school.

On July 23, 2020, the members of this important circle of knowledge holders, Indigenous scholars, and nursing leaders were formally welcomed into their roles in a virtual ceremony.

The IAC discussed terms of reference and each new member recorded a welcome to incoming students for September. The IAC will meet three or four times per year with face-to-face meetings when possible and always with teleconferencing options provided.

Inaugural Members of the Indigenous Advisory Circle


Roberta Price, LL.D.h.c. Coast Salish, Snuneymuxw, and Cowichan Nations
Thelma Stogan, Coast Salish, xwmәθkwәyәým (Musqueam) Nations
Arthur Stogan,  Coast Salish,  xwmәθkwәyәým Nations
Jeanne Harris

Nursing Leaders

Becky Palmer, Chief Nursing Officer, First Nations Health Authority
Tania Dick, MN-NP, Indigenous Nursing Lead, Dzawada’enuxw Nation

Graduate Students

Chloe Crosschild (Iitaapii’tsaanskiakii), Blackfoot, Blood Tribe, (Kainai Nation)
Jessica Key, (Kwanxwalagwa), British and Musgamakw, Dzawada’enuxw Nation
Dawn Tisdale, European and Mi’kmaq, Wabanaki Confederacy