Chantelle Richmond

Biigtigong Anishinaabe  

Chantelle Richmond.

Canada Research Chair, Indigenous Health and the Environment

Associate Professor, Department of Geography

Director, Interdisciplinary Development Initiative in Applied Indigenous Scholarship

Director, Indigenous Health Lab  

Leader, Indigenous Member Network of Ontario

Phone: 519.661.2111, ext. 85324

Chantelle’s research is based on a community-centered model of exploring the intersection of Indigenous People’s health and knowledge systems within the context of global environmental change. Along with colleagues and community partners in Canada, Hawaii and New Zealand, Chantelle’s current research examines concepts and applied processes of environmental repossession. Another major emphasis of her research program focuses on the concept of relational accountability as it relates to Indigenous research environments.

Research Interests:

  • Environmental change in relation to current patterns of Indigenous health and well-being
  • Social-determinants of health
  • Environmental dispossession


  • PhD, McGill University
  • MA, McMaster University
  • BA, McMaster University

Awards and Appointments:

  • Atlohsa Peace Award (Honesty), 2019
  • Julian M. Szeicz Award, Canadian Association of Geographer, 2015
  • Member, Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, 2015