Jacqueline M Quinless lives on the Traditional Territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples on Vancouver Island with her family and is a blended person of mixed European and Indian ancestry. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada. She has worked extensively in Indigenous communities using gender-based analysis frameworks in the context of the socio-economic impacts of natural resource development on the health and wellbeing of Indigenous peoples. She is award winning Public Sociologist recognized by the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) and the Angus Reid Foundation for her community-based research in the advancement of Indigenous welfare in Canada. She has been teaching at Camosun College since 2003.