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Kristin Kozar

Executive Director, Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre

Kristin is a proud member of the Hwlitsum First Nation with familial ties to Penelekut, Lummi Tribe and the Musqueam Indian Band and also served on council for 6 years. She is a 2018 Masters of Library and Information Studies graduate, concentration in First Nation curriculum. She has previously worked at what was formerly known as UBC Aboriginal Health and has worked on a project where she researched and analyzed how to use Blockchain to have Indigenous peoples and community’s autonomy over their own records. Kristin’s currently also working on her PhD with a focus on Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Residential School records. In her role as the Executive Director, Kristin brings her lifetime journey of advocating for Indigenous rights, Indigenous focused engagement, and Indigenous sovereignty. She further brings experience in policy development, community relationship building, and strategic planning.


  • Panel C: Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Trust (Saturday, April 13 - 11:10 a.m.)

Kristin Kozar

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