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Skye Amber, Sessional Lecturer

Amber Skye

Sessional Lecturer

Contract and Sessional Faculty
Indigenous Studies Program

Biography

Amber Skye is a Mohawk from Six Nations where she currently resides with her husband and four children. Amber has an MPH and is a Public Health Doctoral student with a specialization in Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Amber's research focuses on establishing the linkages between culture-based practices to improve health services and health outcomes among Aboriginal peoples, and developing health service and policy that integrate the use of Indigenous knowledge and Aboriginal health practices. Specifically, Amber's work focuses on Aboriginal women's reproductive and maternal health as it is vitally linked to the health and well-being of Aboriginal children and families. Amber has worked extensively within her community in the areas of health research and community based health promotion.

Through collaborative partnerships with Haudenosaunee Faith Keepers and Clan Mothers, Amber has facilitated the Haudenosaunee Women's Preservation Project and the Haudenosaunee Healthy Youth Project to support the transmission of traditional knowledge and practices, and to promote health and wellbeing among Haudenosaunee families. Amber is also a youth board member of the Indigenous Elders and Youth Council and has worked with Indigenous representatives to fulfill the council's mandate of promoting and protecting Indigenous languages, culture, knowledge and traditional land bases.