Cross Appointed with First Nations Studies & the Department of Family Medicine
Contact InformationOffice: Room 2433, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 85324
Fax: 519 661-1233
Research AreasAboriginal health, social determinants of health, social support, health impacts of environmental change, community-based research, mixed methods
Chantelle Richmond, PhD, is an Anishinabe scholar from Pic River First Nation. Her research is framed by community-based approaches that aim to understand how Indigenous heath is affected by processes of environmental dispossession. Through this work, she seeks to aid in the preservation of Indigenous Knowledge and the implementation of strategies that may foster environmental repossession efforts in affected communities. Chantelle is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario, where she is Director of the Indigenous Health Lab, and Co-Director of the Indigenous Health and Well-Being Initiative. Chantelle co-wrote and produced a 60 minute documentary “Gifts from the Elders,” which focused on the preservation of Indigenous Knowledge among Anishinabe communities on the north shore of Lake Superior. Her research program is supported by a CIHR New Investigator Award and an Ontario Early Researcher Award.
Richmond, C.A.M., Big-Canoe, K. 2018 Geographies of Indigenous health. Routledge Handbook of Health Geography, pp 179-188. Routledge, New York.
Richmond, C.A.M. 2018 Try Bravery for a Change: Supporting Indigenous health Training and Development in Canadian Universities. Aboriginal Policy Studies 7 (1).
Neufeld, H., Richmond C.A.M. 2017 Environmental Determinants of Health: Impacts on Traditional Food Systems in Southwestern Ontario. International Indigenous Health Journal, 11(2).
Alcock, D., Elgie, J., Richmond, C.A.M., White, J. 2017 Developing Ethical Research Practices Between Institutional and Community Partners: A Look at the Current Base of Literature Surrounding Memorandums of Understanding in Canada. International Indigenous Policy Journal.
Richmond, CAM., Cook, C. 2016 Creating conditions for Canadian aboriginal health equity: the promise of healthy public policy. Public Health Reviews, 37:2, doi: 10.1186/s40985-016-0016-5.
Tobias, J., Richmond, CAM. 2016 Gimiigiwemin: Putting Knowledge Translation Into Practice With Anishinaabe Communities. International Journal of Indigenous Health, 11 (1): 228-243.
Tait Neufeld, H., Richmond, C.A.M. 2015 A taste of tradition. International Innovation, 174.
Tobias, J., Richmond, CAM. 2014 "That Land Means Everything to us as Anishinaabe...": Environmental Dispossession and Resilience on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Health and Place, 29: 26-33.
Big-Canoe, K., Richmond, CAM. 2014 Anishinabe youth perceptions about community health:Toward environmental repossession. Health and Place (26): 127-136.
Mkandawire, P., Richmond, C.A.M., Dixon, J., Luginaah, I., and Tobias, J. 2013. Hepatitis B in Ghana’s Upper West Region: A Hidden Disease In Need of National Policy Attention. Health and Place.
Tobias, J.K., Richmond, C.A.M. and Luginaah, I. 2013 'Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) with Indigenous Communities: Producing Respectful and Reciprocal Research'. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 8(2): 129-140.
Richmond C.A.M., Smith, D. and The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health 2012 'Sense of Belonging in the Urban School Environments of Aboriginal Youth'. International Indigenous Policy Journal 3(1).
Finkelstein, S., Forbes, D. and Richmond, C.A.M. 2012 'Formal Dementia Care among First Nations in Southwestern Ontario'. Canadian Journal on Aging 31(3): 257-270.
Richmond, C. and Wilson, K. 2011 'La Santé des Peuples Automchtones / The Health of Indigenous Peoples' in Santé et Geographie Nouveaux Regards par S. Fleuret and A.C. Hoyez. (Economica Anthropos: Paris) 115-126.
Kulmann, K.A. and Richmond C.A.M. 2011 'Addressing the persistence of Tuberculosis Among the Canadian Inuit Population: The need for a social determinants of health framework' International Indigenous Policy Journal 2(1): 1-16.
Zhou, A.W., Boshart, S., Seelisch, J., Eshaghian, R., McLeod, R., Nisker, J., Richmond, C.A.M. and Howard, J.M. 2011 'Efficacy of a 3-hour Aboriginal health teaching in the medical curriculum: Are we changing student knowledge and attitudes?' Health Education Journal.
Richmond, C.A.M. 2009 'The social determinants of Inuit health: A focus on social support in the Canadian Arctic'. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 68 (5): 471-487.
Richmond, C.A.M., Dockstator, M.S. and Beavon, D. 2009 'One Path, Many Directions: The Complex and Diverse Nature of Contemporary Aboriginal Reality'. Canadian Diversity 7(3): 3-4.
Richmond, C.A.M. and Ross, N.A. 2009 'The determinants of First Nation and Inuit health: A critical population health approach'. Health and Place 15(2): 403-411.
Richmond, C.A.M. 2008 'Explaining the paradox of health and social support among Aboriginal Canadians'. Canadian Issues Winter: 65-71.
Richmond, C.A.M. and Ross, N.A. 2008 'Social support, material circumstance and health behaviour: Influences on health in First Nation and Inuit Communities of Canada'. Social Science and Medicine 67: 1423-1433.
Chapters in Books
Williams, J., Richmond C.A.M. (2018). Cross Cultural Issues in Health Psychology in, Hadjistavropoulos, T. & Hadjistavropoulos, H. (Editors). Fundamentals of Health Psychology, Second Edition. Don Mills: Oxford University Press.
Rudman, D.R., Richmond, C.A.M., Orchard, T., Isaac, A. (2017). Educational Vision Quests of Canadian First Nation Youth: A Photovoice Exploration. In Bruggen, H. v., Kantartzis, S. Pollard N (eds) (2016-7 in progress) 'And a seed was planted...' Occupation based approaches for social inclusion, London, Whiting and Birch.
Richmond, C.A.M (2017). 'Indigenous Health.' In D.Richardson, The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. (Wiley-Blackwell).
Richmond, C.A.M (2015). The relatedness of people, land and health: Stories from Anishinabe Elders. In Sarah de Leeuw, Margo Greenwood, and Charlotte Reading "Our health, Our Selves: Determinants of Indigenous Peoples' Health in Canada." (Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.).
Williams, J., Richmond, C.A.M, (2015) Cross Cultural Issues in Health Psychology in Hadjistavropoulos, T. & Hadjistavropoulos, H. (Editors), Fundamentals of Health Psychology, (Don Mills: Oxforsd University Press).
Wilson K., Richmond, C.A.M and Snyder M. 'Indigenous Health' in Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behaviour and Society (Wiley-Blackwell).
Richmond, C. and Wilson, K. (2011) 'La santé de gens Indigènes' in Santé et Géographie, Nouveaux Regards ed Sébastien Fleuret et Anne-Cécile Hoyez 63-80.
Beavon D., Richmond C. and Dockstator, M. (2010) 'Editorial: One Path, Many Directions: The Complex and Diverse Nature of Contemporary Aboriginal Reality' Canadian Diversity.
Richmond C. and Big-Canoe, K. (2010) 'The social determinants of Aboriginal health: Defining a research Agenda for Canada’s Urban Population' in Aboriginal Policy Research: Urban Perspectives ed J. White, J. Peters, D. Beavon and P. Dinsdale (Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing).
Wilson, K. and Richmond, C. (2009) 'Indigenous Health and Medicine' in International Encyclopedia of Human Geography ed R. Kitchin and N. Thrift (Oxford: Elsevier Limited) 5: 365-370.
Richmond, C and May, S. 2018 Supporting Indigenous Student Transitions to Health Research and Professions. 11m38s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj3iTz5r5YQ
Richmond, C and May S. 2017 What do I wish my Professor Knew about me? 4m13s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8h1cODvA9g
Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles
|V. Ambtman Smith||Current||Indigenous health|
|E. Nightingale||Current||Geographies of Health and Development in Indigenous Communities|
|S. Vanloffeld||Current||The UNDRIP principle of free, prior and informed consent and development in Indigenous territories|
|C. Graeme||2017||"Rekindling the Flame: An Exploration of the Relationship between Health, Place and Identity among young First Nations men in London, Ontario"|
|2015||"We are the Land": Researching Environmental Repossession with Anishinabe Elders"|
|2012||Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and the Social Determinants of Aboriginal People's Health: A Case Study of First Nation's Women's Resilience, Resistance and Renewal|
|2014||Through the Eyes of Children: First Nations Children's Perceptions of Health|
|2010||"Exploring Formal Dementia Care in the Aboriginal Community from South-western Ontario: A Grounded Theory Study"|
|C. Francoeur||Current||Indigenous community engagement through story revitalization and cartography|
|Current||Indigenous Food Resources|
|V. Ambtman Smith||2018||Upgraded from Masters Program to PhD Program|
|K. Mikraszewicz||2018||Paddling the Biigtig: A case study of Environmental Repossession through canoeing|
|K. Kulmann||2012||"We Should be Listening to our Elders": Evaluation of Transfer of Indigenous Knowledge between Anishinabe Youth and Elders|
|K. Big-Canoe||2011||Indigenous Knowledge, Social Relationships and Health: Community-Based Participatory Research with Anishinabe Youth at Pic River First Nation|
|2010||Embodied political ecologies of health: Examining the relationship between alcohol misuse and hepatitis in the Upper West Region of Ghana|
GEO 2411G / FNS 2601G - Indigenous Environments
GEO 9116 - Indigenous Health