Janelle Baker

Assistant Professor

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    20052024

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    Personal profile

    Research Interests

    My research is on sakâwiyiniwak (Northern Bush Cree) experiences with wild food contamination in Treaty No. 8 territory, which is an area of extreme extraction of bitumen (oil sands) and forests. In this context, I collaborate with Bigstone Cree Nation environmental monitors using community-based methods and ethnoecology to test moose and water samples, while partnering with microbiologists who study the composition of microbiomes to map the source of potential harmful contaminants. I am also co-PI with Métis anthropologist Zoe Todd on a project that is restor(y)ing land use governance and bull trout population health in a contested area of the Rocky Mountain foothills in Alberta, Canada. I am also a co-applicant on a successful CIHR-funded project working with Stoney Nakoda women to sample traditional foods for selenium.

    Personal profile

    Janelle Marie Baker is Assistant Professor in Anthropology at Athabasca University in what is now known as northern Alberta, Canada. Her research is on sakâwiyiniwak (Northern Bush Cree) experiences with wild food contamination in Treaty No. 8 territory, which is an area of extreme extraction of bitumen (oil sands) and forests. In this context, Janelle collaborates with Bigstone Cree Nation environmental monitors using community-based methods and ethnoecology to test moose and water samples, while partnering with toxicologists and microbiologists who study sources of potential harmful contaminants. Janelle is also co-PI with Métis anthropologist Zoe Todd on a project that is restor(y)ing land use governance and bull trout population health in a contested area of the Rocky Mountain foothills in Alberta, Canada. This work has grown into a CIHR-funded project working with Stoney Nakoda Women to test traditional foods for selenium. Janelle is a Co-Editor of Ethnobiology Letters, a diamond open-access online peer-reviewed journal. She is the winner of the 2019 Canadian Association for Graduate Studies - ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences category.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
    • SDG 15 - Life on Land
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, McGill University

    … → 2018

    M.A, University of Alberta

    … → 2006

    B.A. First class honors, University of Calgary

    … → 2002

    External positions

    Adjunct, University of Saskatchewan

    18 Mar. 2019 → …

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    • Land-Based Community Monitoring of Selenium in the Canadian Rockies: Stoney Nakoda Women's Health and Well-Being

      Holloway, A. C. A. C. (PI), Baker, J. (CoPI), Petrik, J. J. J. J. (CoPI), Snow, W. T. W. T. (CoPI) & Todd, Z. Z. (CoPI)

      Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health

      1/04/2231/03/27

      Project: Research

    • Indigenous Primary Health Care and Policy Research (IPHCPR) Network in Alberta

      Bablitz, C. A. C. A. (PI), Auger, B. B. (CoPI), Auger, J. C. J. C. (CoPI), Baker, J. (CoPI), Chowdhury, T. T. T. T. (CoPI), Crowshoe, C. C. (CoPI), Crowshoe, H. H. (CoPI), Green, L. A. L. A. (CoPI), Healy, B. A. B. A. (CoPI), Henry, R. (CoPI), Konkin, D. J. D. J. (CoPI), Landrie, M. M. (CoPI), Leason, J. (CoPI), Letendre, A. D. A. D. (CoPI), Lindstrom, G. E. G. E. (CoPI), Mcree, N. N. (CoPI), Mosher, D. (CoPI), Nixon, L. L. (CoPI), Potestio, M. L. M. L. (CoPI), Ryan, C. R. C. R. (CoPI), Sarin, C. C. (CoPI), Seidel, J. E. J. E. (CoPI), Spicer, N. N. (CoPI), Toth, E. L. E. L. (CoPI), Wadsworth, W. W. (CoPI) & Wicklum, S. C. S. C. (CoPI)

      Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health

      1/10/1930/09/24

      Project: Research

    • Indigenous Primary Health Care and Policy Research (IPHCPR) Network in Alberta

      Bablitz, C. A. C. A. (PI), Barnabe, C. (CoPI), Crowshoe, L. (CoPI), Green, M. E. M. E. (CoPI), Henderson, R. (CoPI), Kennedy, A. A. (CoPI), Montesanti, S. (CoPI), Murry, A. (CoPI), Roach, P. M. P. M. (CoPI), Tailfeathers, E. E. (CoPI), Auger, B. B. (CoPI), Auger, J. C. J. C. (CoPI), Baker, J. (CoPI), Chowdhury, T. T. T. T. (CoPI), Crowshoe, C. C. (CoPI), Crowshoe, H. H. (CoPI), Green, L. A. L. A. (CoPI), Healy, B. A. B. A. (CoPI), Henry, R. (CoPI), Konkin, D. J. D. J. (CoPI), Landrie, M. M. (CoPI), Leason, J. (CoPI) & Letendre, A. D. A. D. (CoPI)

      Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health

      1/10/1930/09/24

      Project: Research

    • Indigenous Primary Health Care and Policy Research (IPHCPR) Network in Alberta

      Crowshoe, L. (PI), Tailfeathers, E. E. (CoPI), Bablitz, C. A. C. A. (CoPI), Barnabe, C. (CoPI), Green, M. E. M. E. (CoPI), Henderson, R. (CoPI), Kennedy, A. A. (CoPI), Montesanti, S. (CoPI), Murry, A. (CoPI), Auger, B. B. (CoPI), Crowshoe, C. C. (CoPI), Crowshoe, H. H. (CoPI), Landrie, M. M. (CoPI), Letendre, A. D. A. D. (CoPI), Mcree, N. N. (CoPI), Ryan, C. R. C. R. (CoPI), Sarin, C. C. (CoPI), Spicer, N. N. (CoPI), Auger, J. C. J. C. (CoPI), Baker, J. (CoPI), Chowdhury, T. T. T. T. (CoPI), Green, L. A. L. A. (CoPI), Healy, B. A. B. A. (CoPI), Henry, R. (CoPI), Konkin, D. J. D. J. (CoPI), Leason, J. (CoPI), Lindstrom, G. E. G. E. (CoPI), Mosher, D. (CoPI), Nixon, L. L. (CoPI), Potestio, M. L. M. L. (CoPI), Roach, P. M. P. M. (CoPI), Seidel, J. E. J. E. (CoPI), Toth, E. L. E. L. (CoPI), Wadsworth, W. W. (CoPI) & Wicklum, S. C. S. C. (CoPI)

      Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health

      1/09/1931/08/24

      Project: Research

    • Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation Network (AIM-HI Network)

      Baker, J. (PI), Barnabe, C. (CoPI), Crowshoe, L. (CoPI), Currie, C. (CoPI), Fellner, K. (CoPI), Healy, B. A. B. A. (CoPI), Henderson, R. (CoPI), Henry, R. (CoPI), Leason, J. (CoPI), Murry, A. (CoPI), Tailfeathers, E. E. (CoPI), Voyageur, C. (CoPI), Bastien, B. J. B. J. (CoPI), Chisan, S. L. S. L. (CoPI), Greenshaw, A. (CoPI), Kennedy, A. A. (CoPI), Kutz, S. (CoPI), Loyola-sanchez, A. A. (CoPI), Manyguns, L. M. L. M. (CoPI), Oosterbroek, T. A. T. A. (CoPI), Rock, M. J. M. J. (CoPI), Shotyk, W. (CoPI) & Weasel Fat, R. M. R. M. (CoPI)

      Institute of Indigenous Peoples' Health

      1/04/1731/03/22

      Project: Research