Lisa Bourque Bearskin

Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin, a Cree Métis Registered Nurse leader from Beaver Lake Cree Nation, is a tenured associate professor and an inaugural Canadian Institute of Indigenous Health Research (CIHR) Indigenous Health Nursing Research Chair holder at University of Victoria with 30 years of experience in nursing. She is known for her expertise in Indigenous nursing leadership, equity, and Indigenous knowledge in nursing. She now devotes her research career to community knowledge as a generative process to advancing Indigenous health nursing. She is recognized for her work on relational, rights/strength-based research approach to advancing Indigenous health rights. She was a former president of the Canadian Indigenous Nursing Association (CINA) and has led organizational changes that focused on reconciling parallel pathways of traditional Indigenous health care in the context of community wellness.

Recent publications:

Bourque Bearskin, M. L. B. (2023). Decolonization the what, why, and how: A treaties on Indigenous nursing knowledge. Nursing Philosophy, e12, 430. 11/nup.12430
Bourque Bearskin, L., Phillips-Beck, W., Kennedy, A., Pepin, J., Myrick, F., Pearce Lamothe, J., Khazal, S. (2022). Calling Nurses to Move Forward Together in Truth and Love. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education – Avancées en formation infirmière, 8(3).
Bourque Bearskin, R.L. Kennedy, A. & Jakubec, S. (2022) Cultural safety for Indigenous health equity. In R. Srivastava The Canadian health care professional’s guide to cultural competence (2nd ed). Elsevier
Bourque Bearskin, R. L., Kennedy, A., Kelly, L., Chakanyuka, C. (2021). Indigenist nursing: Caring keeps us close to the source. In M., Hills, J., Watson, & C. Cara, Creating a caring sciencecCurriculum: An emancipatorypedagogy for nursing. Springer