Lisa Striegler is a settler great-granddaughter from Saik’uz territories, and lives on beautiful Sinkut Lake near Vanderhoof. Lisa was a former HARC contributor via a SSHRC fellowship while completing her MSc in Community Health Sciences at UNBC in 2014. Her research sought to explore the use of community-based theatre to ameliorate the negative health effects of anti-Indigenous racism for Indigenous peoples in Saik’uz territories. Lisa re-joins the HARC team as Research Manager after a 6-year stint as Mental Health Clinician, Policy Writer, and Clinical Supervisor for Community Mental Health at Carrier Sekani Family Services. For 20 years, Lisa has been an active member of the Good Neighbours Committee in Vanderhoof, which, supported by funding from Resilience BC, seeks to address racism and hate in the region using creative approaches to community engagement and education.
Lisa has been involved in performing arts, as well as creative writing, for most of her life and has utilized creative approaches professionally in both individual therapy and community education throughout her 25 year career working in Addictions and Mental Health. She is thrilled to be back at HARC.