Erin Tomkins

MA Indigenous Governance
Senior Health Researcher and Opportunity Development Manager
Email: erin.tomkins@firelight.ca
Location: amiskwacîwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ) | Edmonton


Erin Tomkins is a health researcher and opportunity development manager with the Firelight Group. She is a settler currently residing on Treaty Six territory in amiskwacîwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ)/ Edmonton, not far from the small rural town where she grew up (Ardrossan). Erin holds a Masters degree in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria where her thesis work focused on imagining creative and culturally-rooted Indigenous community responses to the Crown’s duty to consult and accommodate. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

For over a decade, Erin has worked in Indigenous health policy and research with experience working at the community level, in provincial and national political/advocacy organizations, and within provincial health authorities. She is driven by a desire to support Indigenous self-determination and advance opportunities to showcase Indigenous knowledge, wisdom, and excellence.

In her free time Erin likes to bead, play music, and bask in the sun with her dog Sully.

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