Loretta Loon

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Assistant Professor Faculty of Community Services School of Child and Youth Care Toronto, Ontario loretta.loon@ryerson.ca

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Loretta Loon is Eeyou/Inninew Cree and a band member of Fort Albany First Nation. She is a PhD Candidate in Education at York University in which her thesis deciphers “Stealing Across Time: Indigenous Eeyou Istchee and Autochthony as Decolonization.” She has worked with Indigenous communities thr...

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Bio/Research

Loretta Loon is Eeyou/Inninew Cree and a band member of Fort Albany First Nation. She is a PhD Candidate in Education at York University in which her thesis deciphers “Stealing Across Time: Indigenous Eeyou Istchee and Autochthony as Decolonization.” She has worked with Indigenous communities throughout Ontario during the past twenty-one years in community development, administration, health policy and post-secondary education. She has developed Indigenous-focused curriculum at a number of universities including Algoma, York, Brock, and McGill. She has also worked as a Health Policy Analyst for Noojimawin Health Authority in Toronto and as a Senior Policy Advisor with the Government of Nunavut in Iqaluit. Loon brings her experience working within both provincial and federal government contexts in housing, health policy, and analysis. Her research interests are Indigenous mental health, Indigenous youth resiliency, decolonization studies, and Indigenous health.

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