National Aboriginal Research Advisory Council

Leadership is exercised by persuading individuals to pool their self-power in the interest of the collective good (Alfred, 1999, p. 24).

The AHA Centre’s National Aboriginal Research Advisory Council (NARAC) brings together a wide range of expertise in Aboriginal HIV and AIDS research from across the country. We have made a great effort to achieve well-rounded representation on this council with the inclusion of First Nations, Inuit and Metis; community and academic researchers; youth and Elders; representation from coast to coast to coast, as well as a balance of gender.

NARAC provides leadership, advice, support, vision and direction in all areas of research within CAAN and the AHA Centre, drawing from past and continued involvement in the Aboriginal and/or the Community-based Research community, for all of CAAN’s and the AHA Centre’s research initiatives.NARAC helps to produce community-based research on HIV and AIDS and co-morbidities that is ethically and methodologically-sound, culturally-appropriate, respectful, and relevant.

Current NARAC members:


Carrie Martin
Alex Wilson
Namaste Marsden
Darryl Caldwell
Dylan Rose
Scosha Diamond

NARAC Final Terms of Reference-August 14 2013