Nicole Goodbrand

Doctoral Candidate

Biography: Nicole is a settler scholar pursuing a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Geography at Queen’s University. She is originally from what is known today as Brantford, Ontario, on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples and next to both Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the New Credit. Her memories and experiences as a child both in a community influenced by colonization and Indigenous/Non-Indigenous relationships drove her to pursue an education to try to begin to understand the complex relationship in which Canada has with Indigenous peoples and to try to find ways to better honour our treaties and promises. Her previous Master’s degree in Planning focused on the current state of the practice of land use planning in relation to Indigenous/non-Indigenous relationships and relationship building in Southern Ontario. She is supervised by Dr. Heather Castleden and continues to focus on the relationships governments have with Indigenous populations, especially in relation to land, and how we can work to improve these connections.

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