Erynne Gilpin

Assistant professor

Emerging Indigenous Scholars Circle

Communication & Culture
Interdisciplinary Studies
Leadership Studies
Environment & Sustainability

International Indigenous Relations

Indigenous Leadership, Governance and Inter-cultural relationships

Land-based learning and storied practice

Portrait of Erynne Gilipin at Royal Roads University

Erynne Gilpin, Ph.D. is a Métis educator, film-maker and community-based researcher committed to Land-based wellness, leadership and place-based knowledge mobilization.

Her work focuses on anti-oppressive pedagogies, film-based research methodologies and critical intersectionality as it applies to land-relations and community wellness. 


Dr. Gilpin has lived across Central, South and Northern American contexts, speaks English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and is passionate about cross-cultural knowledge mobilization. Currently, her family and research focuses locate her both in Canada and Brazil and she is dedicated Inter-National approaches to decolonial education and efforts towards authentic Indigenous education and land-based learning. 

Gilpin is also a director/producer with UATÊ STORIED LEARNING, a film-based production company committed to educational film-based storytelling. Dr. Gilpin is currently assistant professor with the School of Communication and Culture at Royal Roads University and Director of UATÊ STORIED LEARNING.


Doctorate of Philosophy, Indigenous Governance,

University of Victoria

Masters of Philosophy, Indigenous Governance

University of Victoria


Research interest

Indigenous Leadership


Community Wellness



Burrows L., George S., Gilpin E. & Wiebe S., “Embracing Love and Pain: Mothering in a Time of Climate Precarity” for the Mothering in a Time of Climate Change Precarity in North America collection. 2023

Gilpin, Erynne M. and Mary Hayes (2020). “ A Collection of Voices: Land-Based Leadership, Community Wellness and Food knowledge Revitalization of the W̱JOȽEȽP Tsartlip First Nation Garden Project”. Chapter in Indigenous Food Systems in Canada, Priscilla Settee and Shailesh Shulka eds.. Canadian Scholars Press (First Author)

Gilpin, Erynne M. (2020). “Land-based Indigenous research pedagogy as applied to community family health practice”. In We Raise our Hands: Land-Based Indigenous            Pedagogies., Special issue of the International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies. The University of Victoria. Eds., S. de Finney & M. Kaur Mucina, S. Wright Cardinal.

Gilpin, Erynne M. and Sarah Marie Wiebe (2018). “Embodied Governance: Community Health,        Indigenous Self-Determination and Birth Practices” Chapter in Bearing the Weight of the World, Exploring Material Embodiment, Demeter Press.

Gilpin, Erynne M. (2018) “From a Place of Love” Chapter in Everyday Acts of Resurgence: People, Places, Practices. Jeff Corntassel, Noelani Goodyear-Ka’opua, eds. International         Cry: International Journal of Indigenous Studies. Washington: Daykeeper Press.