Toronto Metropolitan University

Sandra Juutilainen

Assistant Professor - Indigenous Health and Nutrition (Health sciences)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sandra is a member of Oneida Nation of the Thames, Turtle Clan and Finnish-Canadian. She is currently an Assistant Professor (Indigenous Health and Nutrition) in the School of Nutrition at Toronto Metropolitan University, and holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment int the School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo. Her research interests include: Indigenous Health and wellness, critical dietetics, food security, food sovereignty, qualitative and mixed-methods research; and, community-driven research informed by Indigenous methodologies.


  • APECS Nordic Workshop: connecting early career researchers and community driven research in the north
  • Structural racism and Indigenous Health: A critical reflection of Canada and Finland
  • Moving forward with Sámi research ethics how the dialogical process to policy development in Canada supports the course of action for the Nordic countries
  • Mapping Historical, Material and Affective Entanglements in a Sámi Woman's Discriminatory Experiences in and beyond Finnish Boarding School
  • Methodology Matters: Designing a Pilot Study Guided by Indigenous Epistemologies
  • Book Review: Theorizing Native Studies
  • Structural Racism and Indigenous Health: W hat Indigenous Perspectives of Residential School and Boarding School Tell Us? A Case Study of Canada and Finland
  • Human Health and Well-Being
  • Haudenosaunee Women as Mothers of the Nation: Resilience in the Wake of Indian Residential School Legacies

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