- Prince George
Dr. Fraser is a Māori scholar from Aotearoa (New Zealand) teaching at the University of Northern British Columbia. Her tribal affiliations are Ngāti Haka/Patuheuheu, Ngāti Koura, and Ngāti Pani from the Tūhoe Nation. The other affiliation is Ngāti Ranginui. Dr. Fraser is a full Professor in the School of Education. She is the first female and Indigenous Chair for the School of Education, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing and Adjunct into the Department of First Nations Studies. Dr. Fraser is a Fellow of Te Mata Ō Te Tau (The Academy for Research and Scholarship at Massey University, and an Associate Fellow/Adjunct at Te Wānanga ō Awanuiarangi, New Zealand. In her previous role, she was the ActNow British Columbian (BC) Initiatives Research Manager and the Cultural Advisor to the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health, Centre of Excellence for Adolescence and Children with Special Needs, and the Network Environments for Aboriginal Research BC. Dr. Fraser has a Nursing background, Early Childhood Education, Master of Educational Leadership and Administration, (Simon Fraser University, Canada), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies from the (University of British Columbia, Canada). She, along with colleagues provincially, nationally, and internationally have published articles and chapters in Early Childhood Education, First Nations, and Indigenous Knowledge(s), Mātauranga Māori and Global Knowledges, Indigenous Technology and Education, Health and Wellness, and the Mindfulness through Indigenous practices, and recently co-written and submitted an article to International Journal of Qualitative Methods, and recently published. I Am Not Represented Here: Cultural Frameworks and Indigenous Methodology Primer for Post-secondary Settings. She is the co-editor of Living Indigenous Leadership: Native Narratives on Building Strong communities. Dr. Fraser is the only International academic external examiner for dissertations written in Te Reo Māori (Māori Language) for New Zealand institutions. She also supervises students/ practitioners and evaluates He Waka Hiringa Applied Indigenous Knowledge Masters degree at Te Wānanga ō Aotearoa, an examiner for Waikato University (NZ), Victoria University (NZ) as well, she is a stakeholder on the board of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa University, New Zealand.