Maarsii for the opportunity to provide editing support for the Indigenous Health issue of Alberta Doctors’ Digest.
My name is Alicia Hibbert and I am Métis through my mom’s side – I was born in Treaty 1 territory and my family are Naults and Champagnes. I am also a settler – French and English – on my dad’s side. My Métis ancestors were cousins with Louis Riel and had Red River scrip land in what is now known as the Riverdale neighborhood of Winnipeg. I was raised and built strong relationships in Treaty 6, working in collaboration with Indigenous communities for more than nine years.
Since 2019, I have been a guest living and working with gratitude on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), and skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish).
I value working relationally and with reciprocity, and I am grateful for this opportunity to partner on this work with so many respected Indigenous health care providers. It is with these values in mind that I founded Edified Projects – a collaborative team of Indigenous and settler professionals who are passionate about individual, workplace and community wellbeing. My role is editor, facilitator, and agile project manager and I have an MA and CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) accreditation.