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Jaime Cidro

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Jaime Cidro Title: Faculty Member, Director - MDP Indigenous Development
Office: 3RC086
Building: Richardson College for the Environment
Email: j.cidro@uwinnipeg.ca

Biography:

Dr. Jaime Cidro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Director of the Master’s in Development Practice Program at the University of Winnipeg. Along with those titles, she is a CIHR-funded Canada Research Chair in Health and Culture (see article: UWinnipeg get major investment in research excellence) and the Co-Director of the Aabijijiwan Indigenous Research Lab. Dr. Cidro has an impressive research portfolio and incorporates numerous graduate students into her projects. Dr. Cidro takes a collaborative approach to her research, much of which is focused on Indigenous maternal and child health, and partners with many Indigenous organizations and communities throughout her projects. 

Currently she is examining how an Indigenous doula program can address health disparities, social and cultural outcomes for First Nations women who travel for birth in partnerships with First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba and the Manitoba Indigenous Doulas Initiative. Dr. Cidro is also piloting an Indigenous doula program in the urban setting with community partners  Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg, Inc. and First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba. She’s also collaborating with community partners in Colombia to explore maternal and child health in remote Colombian Indigenous communities through a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Award. 

Dr. Cidro leads a CIHR funded Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) grant called  Kishaadigeh: Indigenous Self Determination through Research for our Future Generations. Kishaadigeh aims to up-skill research capacity and infrastructure for Indigenous communities and organization undertaking health research. It focuses on promoting Indigenous self-determination in research through the development of community-based research lodges in partnership with five Manitoba Indigenous organizations. Those organizations include the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM), the Manitoba Association of Friendship Centres (MAC), the Manitoba Inuit Association (MIA), Aboriginal Youth Opportunities (AYO), and Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre of Winnipeg, Inc. Kishaadigeh considers the lodge as a place where relationships guide the development of Indigenous research, from the initiation of an idea to the development and implementation of projects, to the final outputs. The research lodges will develop a pathway for existing and upcoming Indigenous scholars to work alongside and within Indigenous organizations in a way that’s culturally meaningful, ethical and impactful. 

Her other appointments include University of Winnipeg Indigenous Academic Lead 2018-2019, Associate Director of the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN) Prairie Region, and UWinnipeg’s Indigenous Research Scholar 2018. See article: Spring Feast Honours Indigenous Scholarship.

Related Links:

Canada Research Chair Reception photo gallery

UWinnipeg get major investment in research excellence

Aabijijiwan Indigenous Research Lab

Spotlight on women leaders, researchers, and community builders

Urban Indigenous Doulas Project

Kishaadigeh: Indigenous Self Determination through Research for our Future Generations

Spring Feast Honours Indigenous Scholarship

UWinnipeg Indigenous health research receives $3.5 million boost

MDP Indigenous Development

Publications:

 

Jaime Cidro, Rachel Bach & Susan Frohlick (2020): Canada’s forced birth travel: towards feminist indigenous reproductive mobilities, Mobilities, DOI: 10.1080/17450101.2020.1730611 

Jaime Cidro, & Kim Anderson. (2020). Because We Love our Communities: Indigenous Women Talk about their Experiences as Community-Based Health Researchers. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. 

Kim Anderson, & Jaime Cidro (2019): Decades of Doing: Indigenous Women Academics Reflect on the Practices of Community-Based Health Research, Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, DOI: 10.1177/1556264619835707

Jaime Cidro, Caroline Doenmez, Ari Phanlouvong, & Ali Fontaine. (2018). Being a good relative: Indigenous doulas reclaiming cultural knowledge to improve health and birth outcomes in Manitoba. Frontiers in Women’s Health. DOI: 10.15761/FWH.1000157. 

Skinner, K., Martens, T. R., Cidro, J., & Burnett, K. (2018). From bitter to sweet: continuing the conversation on indigenous food sovereignty through sharing stories, engaging communities, and embracing culture. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des Études Sur L'alimentation, 5(2), 3–8. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v5i2.323

Cidro, J., Robin Martens, T., Zahayko, L., & Lawrence, H. P. (2018). First foods as indigenous food sovereignty: country foods and breastfeeding practices in a manitoban first nations community. Canadian Food Studies / La Revue Canadienne Des Études Sur L'alimentation, 5(2), 25–43. https://doi.org/10.15353/cfs-rcea.v5i2.249

Phillips-Beck, W., Sinclair, S., Campbell, R., Star, L., Cidro, J., Wicklow, B., . . . McGavock, J. (2019). Early-life origins of disparities in chronic diseases among Indigenous youth: Pathways to recovering health disparities from intergenerational trauma. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, 10(1), 115-122. doi:10.1017/S2040174418000661

Jaime Cidro, Marion Maar, Sabrina Peressini, Robert Schroth, John Broughton, Lisa Jamieson, & Herenia Lawrence. (2017). Strategies for Meaningful Engagement between Community-Based Health Researchers and First Nations Participants. Frontiers in Public Health. DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00138. 

Tait Neufeld, H., Cidro, J. (2017). Indigenous Experiences of Birthing and Pregnancy: Demeter Press, York University.

Cidro, J. Dolin, E., Queskakapow, C. (2017). Bored, Broke and Alone: Experiences of Pregnant and Expectant First Nations Mothers Birthing in and out of the Community. In (Eds) Jaime 

Cidro and Hannah Tait Neufeld, Indigenous Experiences of Birthing and Pregnancy: Demeter Press, York University.

Cidro, J. & Tait Neufeld, H. (2017). Pregnancy and Birthing: The Essence of Indigeneity. In (Eds) Hannah Tait Neufeld and Jaime Cidro, Indigenous Experiences of Birthing and Pregnancy: Demeter Press, York University.

Cidro, J. & Martens, T. (2015). Eating Indigenous in the City: The Limited Scope of Food Sovereignty for Indigenous People in Urban Contexts. International Journal on Biodiversity Watch. Fall/Winter Issue.

Cidro, J., Zahakyo, L., Lawrence, H., Folster, S., McGregor, M. McKay, K. (2014). Breast feeding practices as cultural interventions for early childhood caries in cree communities. Bmc Oral Health, 15(1), 49–49. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12903-015-0027-5

Cidro, J., Zahakyo, L., Lawrence, H., Folster, S., McGregor, M. McKay, K. (2015). Breast Feeding Practices as Cultural Interventions for Early Childhood Caries in Cree Communities. Biomed Central Oral Health, 15(49).

Cidro, J., Matiasek, M., Craig, T., Dhillon, M. Zahayko, L. (2014). Exploring the Purchasing Experience of Cross-Cultural Consumers in Northern Remote, Rural Communities: Thompson, Manitoba. Journal of Community and Rural Development, 9(4).

Cidro, J. & Martens, T. (2014). Eating Indigenous in the City: The Limited Scope of Food Sovereignty for Indigenous People in Urban Contexts. International Journal on Biodiversity Watch. Fall/Winter Issue.

Cidro, J. Suleman, S. Leslie, K., Amaria, K., Hartman, B. Thompson, G., Freeman, J. Bismila, Z., Bismila, V., Moore, E., Alebraheem, Z., Kaufman, M. (2014). “Adolescent Health and Nutrition in US and Canada: An Overview of Determinants and Issues”. Nestle Nutrition Workshop Series.

Cidro, J. Adekunle, B., Peters, E.J. Martens, T. (2014). Beyond Food Security: Understanding Access to Cultural Food for Urban Indigenous People in Winnipeg as Indigenous Food Sovereignty. Canadian Journal of Urban Research. 23(2). 

Cidro, J. Zahayko, L., Lawrence, H., McGregor, M. McKay, K. (2014). Traditional and cultural approaches to childrearing: preventing early childhood caries in Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba. Journal of Rural and Remote Health. 14 (4).

Cidro, J. (2014). “Stuck at the Border of the Reserve: First Nations Identity” in Aboriginal History: A Reader, Second Edition. Eds Kirstin Burnett and Geoff Read. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

Cidro, J. (2012). “Indigenous Methodologies: Nanabush Storytelling as Data Analysis and Knowledge Transmission” in Canadian Journal of Native Studies (2012 fall issues, Volume 32-2).