Dr. JoLee Sasakamoose

Associate Professor - Educational Psychology & Counselling
(On Sabbatical)

Office: ED 380
E-mail: JoLee.Sasakamoose@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4540
Fax: 306-585-4880

Research interests
Dr. JoLee Sasakamoose is an Anishinabe (Ojibwe) from M’Chigeeng First Nation in Ontario.  She is an Assistant Professor in Educational Psychology and Counselling at the University of Regina.  She serves as the founding Director of the Health Advocacy and Research Training (HART) program that works in partnership with the Fred Sasakamoose Indigenous Youth Leadership and Wellness Program, a youth sport, recreation and health camp at the University of Regina.  She serves as Research Affiliate with the Indigenous Peoples Health Research Centre, and a methodologist with the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient Oriented Research (SCPOR).  Dr. Sasakamoose is an Indigenous methodologist utilizing community and participatory-based research approaches with FN communities and peoples.  From a strengths-based, trauma informed decolonizing lens, her research engages Indigenous peoples in defining health and healthy communities; explores the intergenerational effects of historical trauma and traditional healing methods as protective factors with Indigenous peoples; utilizes neurodecolonization, contemplative mind body practices and Sîtoskâkewin© expressive therapies in the promotion of health and wellbeing.  Dr. Sasakamoose has received funding from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, the Community Initiatives Fund, the Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit, the Canadian Institute of Health Research, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Heritage Foundation.  Dr. Sasakamoose teaches Group Counselling, Counselling Girls and Women, Counselling Children and Youth, Indigenous Family Therapies, and Indigenous Qualitative Research.