Amy Hudson

Naznin Sultana
June 19, 2020

Amy Hudson is a PhD candidate 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 is 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 a Director of Research, Education and Culture. In her capacity as Director, she is leading 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 the preservation and survival of Indigenous communities and culture with a view towards self-determination.