Dr Patti LaBoucane-Benson

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Dr Patti LaBoucane-Benson

Dr Patti LaBoucane-Benson has a PhD in Human Ecology, focusing on Aboriginal Family and Community Resilience. She was the recipient of the two top social sciences doctoral awards: The prestigious Pierre Elliot Trudeau scholarship and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship.

Patti has worked for Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA) for 20 years and is currently the Director of Research, Training and Communication.  She is the principle investigator for BearPaw Research, specializes in community-based, applied research, with proficiency in participatory action research and collaborative research methods. Patti’s areas of expertise include interconnected worldviews, family and community ecology, Aboriginal sociological perspectives on water, and Aboriginal history.