People

Chelsey Perry (she/they)

UBC PhD Student

Chelsey Perry (she/they) is a citizen of the Nisg̱a’a First Nation with mixed Nisg̱a’a and settler European ancestry. Their Nisg̱a’a ancestors come from the G̱anada (Raven) Wilp. She lives, works, and learns on the traditional unceded homelands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaɬ Nations. Chelsey is an Indigiqueer PhD student in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Chelsey’s dissertation work is nested within the Amplify Project, led by Dr. Brittany Bingham. Their dissertation focuses on the intersecting challenges of health inequities and environmental injustices utilizing weaving methodology to integrate Indigenous art-based, qualitative, and quantitative methods to support the creation of healthier and sustainable futures for Indigenous women, gender diverse, and Two-Spirit Peoples. Chelsey is also a graduate research assistant on an Amplify study that focuses on amplifying Indigenous voices for equitable and culturally safe healthcare through Indigenous art and storytelling. She is a board member at Living In Community supporting and advocating for the health and labour rights of sex workers. Chelsey is also a traditional Nisg̱a’a dancer and a part of the Vancouver Nisg̱a’a Dancers.