Archives: People

Lilly Graham

Lilly Graham is a proud Quandamooka and Bigambul woman. Lilly is a former Youth Director on the board of the Bigambul Native Title Aboriginal Corporation where she represented the youth of the Bigambul community by ensuring their voices were heard and were kept informed in regards to any relevant strategic processes and decisions taken place within the corporation.

Annie Te One

Annie is a 27-year-old Te Atawa and Ngati Mutunga woman. She has grown up in the area where her Lwi are from in Wellington, which has shaped the types of work, and research she pursues. Annie is a lecturer at the Victoria University of Wellington and teachers in Maroi studies.

John Taylor

John is Emeritus Professor at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at The Australian National University. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a Policy Associate of the Aboriginal Policy Research Consortium (International) based at the University of Western Ontario. He is a population geographer specialising in the demography of indigenous peoples.

Desi Rodriguez-lonebear

Desi is a citizen of the Northern Cheyenne tribe from Montana, USA. She is pursuing dual PhDs in sociology at the University of Arizona and demography at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Her doctoral research focuses on the count and classification of American Indian tribal identity in US official statistics and tribal data systems. She is an appointed member of the US Census Bureau’s National Advisory Committee and a Graduate Research Associate at the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona. She is a co-founder of the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network.

Stephanie Rainie

Stephanie is an Ahtna Athabascan woman from Alaska, USA. She is based at the University of Arizona where she is Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy; Associate Director and Manager, Tribal Health Program for the Native Nations Institute in the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy; Assistant Professor in the Public Health Policy and Management Program at the Community, Environment and Policy Department, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; and Assistant Director for the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research. She is a co-founder of the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network.

Raymond (Ray) Lovett

Ray is a National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellow and Research Fellow with the Epidemiology for Policy and Practice group at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University. He also holds an adjunct Fellowship at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies in the Indigenous Social and Cultural Wellbeing group. Ray is an Aboriginal (Wongaibon) epidemiologist with extensive experience in health services research and large-scale data analysis for public health policy development and evaluation.

Tahu Kukutai

Tahu belongs to the Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto and Te Aupouri tribes and is Professor of Demography at the Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, University of Waikato. Tahu specialises in Māori and indigenous demographic research and has written extensively on issues of Māori and tribal population change, identity and inequality. She also has an ongoing interest in how governments around the world count and classify populations by ethnic-racial and citizenship criteria. In a former life she was a journalist.

Maui Hudson

Maui is affiliated to Ngāruahine, Te Mahurehure and Whakatōhea and is currently a member of the Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board. Maui is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies at the University of Waikato and has research interests in the areas of ethics, innovation, the interface between indigenous knowledge and science and indigenous data sovereignty.

Mia Mckie

Mia McKie is from the Turtle Clan within the Tuscarora Nation, whose territories are located near Niagara Falls. The Tuscarora Nation is a mener of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Mia is currently completing her PhD at the University of Toronto where her focus is Indigenous and environmental histories, gender studies, governance and indigenous futures. Mia received her Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria in 2017 and her Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in 2013.

June Oscar Ao

June is a proud Bunuba woman from the remote town of Fitzroy Crossing in Western Australia’s Kimberly region. She is a strong advocate for Indigenous Australian languages, social justice, women’s issues, and has worked tirelessly to reduce Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).