Suzy Basile


Suzy Basile comes from the Atikamekw community of Wemotaci, Québec, Canada. She has a Bachelor degree and a Masters degree in Anthropology. She is professor at the School of Indigenous Studies the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), at the Val-d’Or campus. She is a member of the steering committee of DIALOG Aboriginal Peoples Research and Knowledge Network. In 2016, she defended a thesis in the Environmental sciences Ph.D. program at UQAT, about the role and the place of Atikamekw women in land and natural resource governance. She also set up a Research Laboratory on Indigenous Women Issues – Mikwatisiw at UQAT in 2017. Dr. Basile was involved in the development process of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador’s Research Protocol (2005, 2014). She developed the Guidelines for Research with Aboriginal Women for Quebec Native Women Association published in 2012. She has also published and co-leaded diverse issues on the subject of the ethics of research with Indigenous peoples. She actively participated in the creation of the Toolkit of Research Principles in Aboriginal Context: Ethics, Respect, Fairness, Reciprocity, Collaboration and Culture published in 2014 (1st edition) and 2018 (2nd edition). Since June 1, 2016, she is a member of UQAT’s Research Ethics Board as an Indigenous Representative.