Episode 3 of the pihtikwê podcast: Dr. Carol Hopkins – Culturally Based Means We Start From Culture First


Denise McCuaIg

Denise McCuaig is an accomplished Métis woman with an excellent knowledge and background in Aboriginal health and mental health and addictions. Denise has accomplished many things while living with Bi Polar, diagnosed in her early twenties. Denise has been an Indigenous […]

Dr. Ed Connors

Vice Chair
Dr. Connors is a Psychologist registered in the Province of Ontario. He is of Mohawk ancestry from Kahnawake Mohawk Territory. He has worked with First Nations communities across Canada since 1982 in both urban and rural centres. His work over this time has included Clinical Director for an Infant […]

Dr. William MusselL

Thought Leader
Bill’s introduction to leadership took place in two different worlds:— within his Sto:lo family and community and within the formal education system he came to know as a nine year old, graduating ten years later doing his first year of university studies where he chose to do a bachelor of arts degree, obtained a […]

Dr. Carol Hopkins

Board Member

Dr. Carol Hopkins is the Chief Executive Officer of the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation (a division of the National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation) and is of the Lenape Nation at Moraviantown, ON. Carol was appointed as an Officer in the Order of Canada, 2018. In 2019, she was […]

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Brent Bissaillion

Ogimaa/Board Member

Intelligent, forward-thinking, and always mindful of the grandfather teachings, Brent Bissaillion is an articulate, two-spirit 31-year-old serving a second term as Chief of Serpent River First Nation. Having a population of approximately 1200 citizens with 370 living on the reserve, […]

Carla Cochrane

Board Member
Carla Cochrane is Ojibway and Cree from Fisher River Cree Nation with roots in Sagkeeng First Nation. She focuses on strengthening and empowering Indigenous communities through Health and Wellness, life promotion and languages. Her current role is the Regional Research Coordinator at the […]

Carol McCorrister

Board Member

Na dishini kaaz Yellow Eagle Women, Carol McCorrister who is the new SCO MCRT Coordinator since December 6th. I am a member of the Peguis First Nation that’s worked in both social and health services sectors since 1987. I hold a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the U of Mb and bring to SCO over 30 years’ experience ranging from […]

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Dr. Caroline Tait

Board Member

Caroline is a medical anthropologist with particular research interests in Indigenous health and social justice, and the challenges faced by women who are marginalized. Dr. Tait earned her MA at the University of California (Berkeley), and her PhD at McGill University. She has been a Fulbright […]