Governance and Strategic Planning Lead with NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC)
Co-lead negotiator for NCC on the Recognition of Indigenous Rights and Self-Determination (RIRSD) table
Dr. Amy Hudson recently completed her PhD in the Interdisciplinary Program at Memorial University. She has a BA from Memorial and a MA from the University of Victoria. She is originally from Black Tickle, a remote island community off the southeast coast of Labrador in NunatuKavut, the traditional homeland of Inuit from this region. Amy’s doctoral research was in the area of Inuit governance and sustainability planning. In her research, she works collaboratively with NunatuKavut Inuit, using both a strength and rights-based approach to examining the multi-faceted intersections between Inuit and research governance and sustainability planning in Inuit communities in NunatuKavut. She also works full-time with NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) in Happy Valley-Goose Bay as a negotiator and Governance and Strategic Planning Lead. She is also actively engaged in research and has led the development of sovereign research governance practices. Amy is involved in other areas of research including Inuit education, renewable energy, water security and Indigenous research methods. Amy’s approach to research highly regards Indigenous knowledge and storytelling as integral to the revitalization and survival of Indigenous culture and communities. Wade Bowers is a member of the environmental science faculty in the Division of Science. Previously, he served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Natural Resources, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Former positions included Interim Director of the Environmental Policy Institute and Associate Vice-Principal (Research) Sir Wilfred Grenfell College; Science Director, Natural Resources Canada; Deputy Coordinator of the Special Program for Developing Countries at the International Union of Forest Research Organizations Secretariat, Vienna, Austria; and Coordinator for CFS national Forest Health and Biodiversity Science and Technology network, Ottawa.
- BA: Sociology, Memorial Universisty
- MA: Sociology, University of Victoria
- PhD: Interdisciplinary Studies, Memorial University
- Hudson, A. and Bull, J. in Lough, David (ed). 2020. Voices of Inuit Leadership and Self-Determination in Canada. ISER Books, Memorial University, St. John’s. pp.159- 182.
- Mercer, N., P. Parker, A. Hudson, and D. Martin. (2020). Off-grid energy sustainability in Nunatukavut, Labrador: Centering Inuit voices on heat insecurity in diesel-powered communities. Energy Research & Social Science 62.
- Hudson, A., and K. Vodden. (2020). Decolonizing Pathways to Sustainability: Lessons Learned from Three Inuit Communities in NunatuKavut, Canada. Sustainability 12(11): 20 pp.
- Mercer, N., A. Hudson, D. Martin, and P. Parker. (2020). “That’s Our Traditional Way as Indigenous Peoples”: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Understanding Community Support of Sustainable Energies in NunatuKavut, Labrador. Sustainability 12(15): 32 pp.