Lois Edge, BA, MA, PhD

Indigenous to the North and raised at Fort Smith and Hay River, Northwest Territories, Lois Edge claims a rich ancestral legacy and northern cultural heritage of French Cree Métis and Chipewyan maternal ancestry and Gwich’in, Scottish and English paternal ancestry.

Lois earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Policy Studies with a specialization in Indigenous Peoples Education from the University of Alberta, where she also completed a Master of Arts in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts.

Her doctoral research, inspired by her grandmother, examines Indigenous women’s ancestral knowledge and ancient art forms in relationship to Indigenous identity, pedagogy, lifelong learning, health and well-being using digital storytelling.

Lois is a Nexen Chair in Indigenous Leadership at the Banff Centre, and teaches Indigenous Studies with the Bachelor of Education program at Aurora College, Thebacha Campus, Northwest Territories.