Simon Brascoupé, Anishinabeg/Haudenausanee – Bear Clan is a member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, Maniwaki, Quebec. Simon Brascoupé is Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. He has a B.A. and M.A. from State University of New York at Buffalo, where he worked on a Ph.D. He is a Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) from AFOA Canada and a Certified First Nations Health Manager (CFNHM) from the First Nations Health Manager Association. He teaches Indigenous Studies at Carleton University. Previously Simon Brascoupé was Chief Executive Officer, National Aboriginal Health Organization; Director, Primary Health Care Division, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada; and Director, Aboriginal Affairs Branch, Environment Canada.
With the First Nations Education Administrators Association he recently oversaw the development and implementation of work on the FNEAA Town Halls to dialogue and network with First Nations education administrators during COVID-19 on best practices and innovation during the pandemic.
He conducts research, writes, develops and provides training on cultural competency and safety. He published an article in the Journal of Aboriginal Health, Cultural Safety – Exploring the Applicability of the Concept of Cultural Safety to Aboriginal Health and Community Wellness which is the most downloaded JAH articles. He delivered Cultural Safety training for several national health organizations in Canada; Canadian Blood Services, Kids Helpline and Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. He has written and worked in the field of traditional knowledge and intellectual Property Rights and is on Trent University’s Ph.D. Indigenous Knowledge Council.