Simon Brascoupé, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, Educator/Artist is an Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He was the Acting Chief Executive Officer, National Aboriginal Health Organization and is a member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, Maniwaki, Quebec. Simon has a strong interest in traditional medicine and traditional knowledge and conducts research and training on cultural competency and safety. He has been involved internationally on Indigenous environmental issues, particularly the protection of Indigenous knowledge. He is a practicing artist with work in international art collections and exhibitions. Simon has public art located in the National Capital Region; Algonquin Birchbark Basket Sculpture – Abinan Place, Gatineau; Algonquin Canoe – Pimisi Station, Ottawa and Algonquin Moose sculpture – Pimisi Station, Ottawa.