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Leah Culver, M.A.

Leah is a human-environment consultant and sociocultural anthropologist with SVS. Leah has a strong background in qualitative method design and research, project coordination, and community based social research. Her diverse experience with First Nation and Métis communities in Canada includes socio-economic impact assessments, indigenous knowledge and land use mapping, oral history research, GIS, documentary film making, evaluation of water stewardship strategies, and Aboriginal Community Energy Planning. Outside of Canada, she has done evaluation work for small NGO in Kenya and research with small-scale farmers in Paraguay.

Lately, she worked with a talented team to complete the feature length documentary film Ininnewi Pimatisiwin, Our Lives. This documentary is the result of a 2015 Land Use and Occupancy Study completed with Pimicikamak Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba. This film shows how connected Pimicikamak is to this land and water, and their story of assert their rights and roles as stewards of the lands and waters.

Leah is a strong advocate for community-based and community-led participatory research and believes in the power of people’s stories to bring broader meaning and change to current issues. Leah holds an M.A. in Public Issues Anthropology and International Development from the University of Guelph.

Specialties:

Qualitative research methods, participatory-based research, urban and rural food issues, human-environment relations, project and program evaluation, capacity development, interdisciplinary research, political-ecology, community energy planning, documentary film making, GIS, 

 

Contact Leah at:

Phone: 226-706-8888 ext. 112

Email: leah.culver@sharedvaluesolutions.com

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