Amy Hudson

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Assistant Professor, School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies

Governance and Strategic Planning Lead & Associate Negotiator, Recognition of Indigenous Rights and Self Determination, NunatuKavut Community Council

Adjunct Professor, School of Science and the Environment, Grenfell Campus

Amy Hudson, PhD, is originally from Black Tickle, a remote island community off the southeast coast of Labrador in NunatuKavut. She is an assistant professor with the School of Arctic and Subarctic Studies, and works with and for the Inuit governing organization that represents her people and community, NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC). Amy completed her doctoral research in collaboration with her community in the area of Inuit governance and sustainability, where Inuit knowledge and perspectives were privileged, and culturally relevant methodologies were identified and employed. She is currently leading and co-leading research in related areas like Inuit education, water security, renewable energy and Inuit history. Amy is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Science and the Environment (Environmental Policy Institute) at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University.

In addition to her research, Amy has a wealth of experience in Inuit governance and sustainability planning, as she works with NCC in Happy Valley-Goose Bay as Governance and Strategic Planning Lead and is a Negotiator with NCC, where she works to advance Indigenous rights through the Recognition of Indigenous Rights and Self-Determination (RIRSD) Process. She is also leading initiatives designed to strengthen and celebrate the role of Inuit women in governance, as well as further strengthening Inuit governance capacity and outcomes. Her approach to research and governance work highly regards the preservation and survival of all Indigenous communities and cultures with a view towards resurgence, reclamation and self-determination.