Member of Council of the Bigstone Cree Nation. Dr. Josie Auger is a Cree author of “My People’s Blood: Indigenous Sexual Health Recovery.” It is based on STI/HIV prevention work using popular theatre and action research. Currently, she is involved in governance with Bigstone Cree Nation located, in Treaty 8 Territory (Alberta). Previously, Dr. Auger conducted research, developed curriculum, provided leadership for a non-profit organization, and taught several courses both within mainstream post-secondary institutions and a tribal college. She taught courses in Aboriginal justice, Native studies, history, health, and drama. Prior to academia, she worked for CBC radio and Aboriginal media. She is a woman grounded in her spirituality and traditional practices.

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