Who and Where We Are

Many team members are based on Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on the ancestral and traditional homeland of Anishinaabe peoples and homeland of the Métis Nation. We live and work in the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Dakota, Dene, Métis, and Oji-Cree Nations. We also have team members in Victoria, British Columbia, the traditional territory of the Lekwungen peoples and meeting place of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples; and in Toronto, on land traditionally shared by the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas, and Haudenosaunee.

More than half of our current team is Indigenous (Anishinaabe, Cree, Haida, and Métis). We also have many non-Indigenous identities (such as Canadian, English, Filipino, French, German, Irish, Mennonite, Polish, Russian, and Scottish). Collectively, our team has a lived understanding of Canada’s colonial projects, a deep understanding of the varied and rich Indigenous cultural traditions, and expertise in several areas.

Meet our team and learn more about them by clicking their photo, listed below in the order in which they joined the team.

The Barometer Team

Katherine Starzyk

Principal Investigator

Ry Moran


Katelin Neufeld


Aleah Fontaine

Ph.D. Candidate Collaborator

Lorena Sekwan Fontaine


Iloradanon Efimoff


Mary Agnes Welch


Erin White

Ph.D. Student Collaborator

Jaden Dela Rosa

M.A. Student Collaborator

Brenda Gunn


Shelby Thomas

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Previous Team Members

Dean Peachey


We also thank previous research assistants Kristin Smith, Jessica Trickey, Leora Strand, Sandra Hunter, Tegan Ledoux, and Ashley Hayward for their contributions.

Finally, we gratefully acknowledge the support of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation staff in this project. Special thanks to Senior Archivist Jesse Boiteau and Head of Archives Raymond Frogner for their support of our archival research.