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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Ms Nicole Ineese-Nash

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Studies and Child and Youth Care, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada



Nicole Ineese-Nash, an esteemed Indigenous researcher and educator, specializes in issues pertaining to Indigenous children, youth, and communities, infusing a deep cultural understanding into the realm of Childhood Studies. A member of Constance Lake First Nation in Treaty 9 territory, she currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, where she leads pioneering research intersecting law, policy, childhood, and Indigeneity. Through her national charity, "Finding Our Power Together," she extends her work beyond academia, providing vital mental health support and promoting cultural resilience among Indigenous youth across Canada. With her extensive involvement in community-based research and policy formation, Ineese-Nash brings valuable insights into the legal and policy issues concerning Indigenous childhood.



Indigenous Studies, Childhood Studies, Child and Youth Care, Community-based Research, Social Justice Education, Indigenous Disability Studies, Early Childhood Education, Land-based Education, Indigenous Mental Health, Policy Development, Indigenous Cultural Practices, Cultural Resurgence, Indigenous Self-Determination, Indigenous Pedagogy, Indigenous Youth Advocacy.
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