Dr. Alexandra King, MD, FRCPC, is a citizen of the Nipissing First Nation (Ontario).
Alexandra is the inaugural Cameco Chair in Indigenous Health at the University of
Saskatchewan. She works with Indigenous communities and relevant stakeholders to understand
the health and wellness needs of First Nations and Métis peoples in Saskatchewan and the
structural changes needed for improved Indigenous health outcomes. Alexandra brings
leadership skills in culturally safe and responsive research and care, Two-eyed Seeing
(bringing together Indigenous and Western worldviews or forms of knowledges) and Ethical
Space—which needs to be created when peoples with disparate worldviews are poised to engage
As a First Nation researcher, Alexandra is a Principal Investigator on various CIHR research
grants related to Indigenous people and HIV, HCV and co-infections. Other research interests
include Indigenous wellness and Indigenous research ethics, and much of her research is
community-based interventions grounded in Indigenous epistemology, culture and wellness.
Alexandra also teaches Indigenous health and contributes to the University of Saskatchewan’s
decolonization, reconciliation and Indigenization