Rachel George, Director

Rachel Yacaaʔał George is Nuu-chah-nulth from Ahousaht First Nation. She is a PhD Candidate, and Sessional Instructor at the University of Victoria, and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Amsterdam in Genocide Studies. Her doctoral research examines the efficacy of redress mechanisms, including truth and reconciliation commissions, to facilitate justice for Indigenous communities, and her teaching has been focused on Indigenous politics, reconciliation and resilience.

Prior to beginning her PhD, Rachel served as the Research Coordinator for the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission where she worked closely with Wabanaki communities to share their stories with the commission.

Rachel is excited to be on the Board of the Victoria Cool Aid Society and working with an organization dedicated to finding community-based solutions to end homelessness.

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