Christina Chakanyuka

Christina Chakanyuka
School of Nursing
Office: HSD A462


Area of expertise

Indigenous health nursing research, nurse education, community health, human rights, intergenerational mentorship, anti-racism, cultural safety and security, cultural humility

Christina Chakanyuka (she/her) is a cis-gender Métis mother of three who grew up on Dene, Cree, and Métis (Treaty 8) homelands in Fort Smith, NT. Her matrilineal roots are with the Villebrun and Gladue families of Thebacha and Athabasca. She holds strong connections to her father's ninth-generation Scottish-Canadian settler family and her mother's British, Dene, and Cree-Métis family. Christina is a doctoral student in the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria where she teaches in the BSN program, co-stewards the Indigenous Initiatives Committee, and promotes Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion (JEDI) in nursing. Christina is also a research intern with CIHR Indigenous Health Research in Nursing chair, Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin and co-leads an intergenerational Indigenous mentorship circle.