b'Ed AzureEd is an Indigenous Knowledge Holder and a University of Manitoba staff member. He has a Master of Social Work based in Indigenous Celebrating Indigenous Culture and CommunityKnowledges Program (MSW-IK). Ed was recently the Executive Director of Nelson House Medicine Lodge in northern Manitoba. Ed is Swampy Cree, born and raised in and around the town of The Pas, and is a member of the Norway House Cree Nation. All his life, Ed has worked towards supporting the health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples. In his various postings, Ed travelled extensively across Canada, being employed in Social Services fields such as Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and Education and Health. In addition to his work experience, Ed has designed and 23 delivered numerous workshops, seminars and educational sessions; 34 chaired and co-chaired many conferences and gatherings; and participated on a number of local and regional boards and service organizations. In his current role at the University of Manitoba, Ed serves as Lead and/or Co-Instructor of MSW-IK courses. He is also a Student Advisor Council member, part of the Support to Students team, a facilitator of cultural activities, and represents the MSW-IK operations on University and faculty committees. He is a father, husband and proud grandfather of 14 grandchildren. Ed is committed to ensuring appropriate Indigenous traditional practices and processes are an integral component in all his endeavours.'