Lakehead University Indigenous Research Chair in Decolonial Futures, Department of Indigenous Learning

 Start Date:  July 1, 2021 Website address of researcher

 Key words associated with the Chair's Research

  • Anishinaabe resurgence

  • Indigenous health

  • Anishinaabe knowledges

  • Indigenous research methodologies

  • Indigenous education



Anticipated Research Impact (importance of the research and how it will benefit Canadians)Photo of Dr. Lana Ray

Dr. Ray's research privileges Indigenous ways of knowing and being to advance decolonial futures.


Lakehead University Research Chair Project:  Decolonial Futures


Through the Chairship, Dr. Ray will forward her research on relationships with land and Indigenous health in Northwestern Ontario, anti-racism in health care, and work toward the recognition of Indigenous knowledges and experience in the admissions and credential processes at post-secondary institutions. Additionally, in acknowledgement of the ongoing and vital role of Indigenous ways of knowing and self-determination to a decolonizing agenda, Dr. Ray will continue to develop projects that strengthen local and international Indigenous research networks and build Indigenous governed research infrastructure.