Cash Ahenakew

Wall Associate


Associate Professor


Department of Educational Studies





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Cash Ahenakew, is a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples’ Well-Being and an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. He is Cree and a member of Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. His research is based in a commitment to the development of Indigenous theories and mixed methodologies, and addresses the complexities at the interface between Indigenous and non-Indigenous knowledge, education, pedagogy, medicine, ceremony and healing.

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Primary Recipient Awards

Cash Ahenakew – Catalyst Collaboration Fund – 2022

Project: Indigenous Youth Building and Exchanging Strategies for Climate Advocacy
A week-long workshop to be held at PWIAS in Spring 2023 that brings together 7 Indigenous youth from communities from North and South America to develop strategies for Indigenous-led advocacy against climate colonialism, especially for international audiences. PI Cash Ahenakew will support the young people to strategically and accountably weave impactful narratives that honour their Indigenous epistemologies and ontologies while shifting dominant responses away from false, simplistic solutions to climate change and toward responses that honour Indigenous land rights, self-determination, and the well-being of the earth.