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About Us

The Feast Centre is a national, community-driven research centre responding to sexually transmitted blood-borne infections in Indigenous communities.

Our research is grounded in non-hierarchical, Indigenous knowledge and community identified concerns, and is the culmination of 20 years of community-based research. 

The Feast Centre’s work is guided by a Council of Elders, a Governing Council and an Operations Team and brings together many partners including researchers, clinicians, community members, Indigenous Elders, people with living and lived experience of STBBI, advocacy groups and non-profit agencies.

The Co-leads of the Feast Centre Randy Jackson (Principal Investigator) and Renee Masching (Principal Knowledge User) have decades of experience in Indigenous Community-Based STBBI Research.

Randy Jackson

Randy Jackson

Principal Investigator

Renée Masching

Renée Masching

Principal Knowledge User

 

Feast Leadership Team

Feast Leadership Team

  • Anita C. Benoit
  • Michael Parsons
  • Tracey Prentice
photo of Chelsea Gabel

Chelsea Gabel


Associate Professor | Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Well-Being, Community Engagement, and Innovation

Feast Team-Investigators, Knowledge Users and Collaborators

Feast Team-Investigators, Knowledge Users and Collaborators

Knowledge Users: Carrielynn Lund, Carrie Martin, Celeste Hayward, Chanessa Ryan, Laverne Gervias, Margaret Kisikaw Piyesis, Margo Pearce, Marni Amirault, Sheila Nyman, Sherri Pooyak

Co-Investigators: Alexandra King, Audrey Steenbeek, Bernice Downey, Bonnie Freeman, Carmen Logie, Catherine Worthington, Charlotte Loppie, Denielle Elliot, Darrel H. S.Tan, Debbie Martin, Denise Lambert, Doe O'Brien-Teengs, Eric Mykhalovskiy, Greta Bauer, Jack Janvier, Julie Bruneau, Keith Fowke, Laura Warren, Mona Loufty, Nathan Lachowsky, Rachel Landy, Renée Monchalin, Robert Henry, Sharla Peltier, Vera Cain, Vivaine Namaste

Collaborators: Amy Bombay, Candice Lys, Curtis Cooper, David Welsely, Michael Keschane, Richard Jenkins

Staff: Aaron Li, Bridget Marsdin, Doris Peltier, William Gooding

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