Roberta Price (Co-Principal Investigator) is an Elder at the Provincial Health Services Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health.
My heritage is Coast Salish – Snuneymuxw/Cowichan Tribes. I have committed to professional and volunteer work in the Health, Social Services, and Education fields for most of my career, and am dedicated to building a strong base of knowledge from which to make improvements to the health care system, specifically for Aboriginal persons. Over the past decade, I have worked in partnership with researchers at the UBC School of Nursing on a number of studies. As an Elder, I have guided study activities around Indigenous approaches to health. My role has been to ensure that the research is relevant and responsive to Indigenous contexts, and to assist in implementation of interventions within clinical settings. I oversee ceremonial and traditional aspects, including integration of traditional healing approaches with ‘Western’ approaches. The studies I have been involved with relate to structural and interpersonal violence and trauma – including colonialism, racism, and poverty – and their effects on health care access and quality for Indigenous people.