Arlana Redsky (Bennett) Ph.D. (c) 

Faculty of Native Studies

University of Alberta


Arlana Redsky (Bennett) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, the Indigenous Research Methods Assistant for the National Consortium for Indigenous Medical Education (NCIME), a member of the Indigenous Science and Technology and Society Studies research and teaching group (ISTS), and a former faculty member of the Summer Internship for Indigenous Peoples in Genomics (SING Canada). Arlana has received the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for her dissertation research titled #CWDBeadsProject: Communicating Kincentrically on a Disease Epidemic with Indigenous Beadwork. Her M.Sc. thesis, written in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta, focused on expert perceptions regarding cervid (deer, moose, elk, and caribou) management in Alberta. Arlana’s current areas of specialization and research include wildlife disease management and conservation, Indigenous research methods, Indigenous data sovereignty, and anti-racist approaches to education.