Marion Erickson

HARC Research Manager

Marion Erickson is the Research Manager here at the Health Arts Research Centre. Marion Erickson is a Dakelh woman from the community of Nak’azdli and is a member of the Lhts’umusyoo (Beaver) Clan. Marion has Master of Education from Thompson Rivers University. Marion completed a Bachelor of Public Administration and Community Development from UNBC as well as the Applied Business Technology Certificate at the College of New Caledonia.

Marion is currently serving as Public Member of the College of Oral Health Professionals well as the BC Anti-Racism Data Committee. She is also a representative on the Doula’s for Aboriginal Families Knowledge Keepers Advisory Committee. Marion has served on the Dakelh Language Curriculum Development Committee for School District 57. Marion has also worked with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and BC Cancer to release a set of Indigenous cervical cancer screening materials that are intended to bring awareness to the public and health professionals about how intergenerational trauma can impact Aboriginal women’s access to health care. Marion’s current research is focused on revitalizing Dakelh midwifery practice and enhancing Indigenous-led learning opportunities for healthcare providers.

Throughout Marion’s experiences, Marion has recognized that the health and well-being of Indigenous people are connected to the health and well-being of the land. Marion also recognizes art as a way of storytelling and that this storytelling is a way to build relationships within our northern communities. This relationship building is necessary to work collectively towards actively addressing health inequalities in the north.