Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Decisions on cancer care by Indigenous peoples in Alberta and Saskatchewan: a narrative analysis

Rose A Roberts

Dr Rose Roberts

qualifications: PhD

contribution: Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Education Development Specialist in Indigenous Education and Engagement

Rose Roberts is a Woodland Cree woman originally from the community of Stanley Mission, Saskatchewan, Canada and is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. She speaks her first language fluently and practices her traditional lifestyle to the fullest extent possible. She has an undergraduate degree in Nursing, masters and doctoral degrees in Community Health and Epidemiology. She has held faculty positions at the College of Nursing and School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan. She received a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence award and spent a year teaching at the Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, WA, USA. She has held the position of CEO of the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority in Prince Albert, SK. Currently she is working as an Educational Development Specialist in Indigenous Engagement and Education at the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Saskatchewan. She most recently was a co-editor for a book called Radical Human Ecology: Indigenous and Intercultural Approaches. Her work and writing is now based on the cultural traditions of the Woodland Cree. She has spent the last 20 years re-connecting with her traditional teachings, particularly in respect to the land based knowledge.


Gary  Groot

Dr Gary Groot

qualifications: MD, PhD

contribution: Study conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Associate Professor

Dr. Gary Groot is a clinical co-lead with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health’s appropriateness program, Director of Surgical Oncology at the University of Saskatchewan, and member of the national quality committee of both the Canadian Partnership against Cancer and the American Head and Neck Association. In these roles, he bridges the evolving needs of the health care system with his research interests; specifically, clinical quality improvement, Indigenous and health equity research, and Realist methodology, among others.


Tracey  Carr

Dr Tracey Carr

qualifications: PhD

contribution: Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Research Associate

Dr. Tracey Carr has extensive experience in program planning and evaluation and has worked with First Nations communities in Saskatchewan, Canada, for the past 10 years. Her work has comprised health services evaluation, health status reporting, and program evaluation of the Resolution Health Support Program for former students of Indian Residential Schools. Currently, she is a Research Associate in Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan and teaches psychology at St. Thomas More College.


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