Dr. Fletcher’s research with Health Canada, First Nations Inuit Health, and Blue Quills First Nations College led to the Aboriginal Health Promotion Citation currently being offered by the Faculty of Extension. The program success is the result of extensive community consultation and a process of curriculum development that responds to the professional development needs and priorities of the communities. She is excited to be working with the Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR) on the develop of Indigenous relations training using a similar model of engagement and participatory evaluation.
One of her most rewarding teaching endeavors was her role as co-lead for Canada in a partnership between Health Canada, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Maryland and the U.S. National Institutes of Health offering of a series of three Indigenous Summer Research Institutes to scholars across Canada, the U.S., Australia and New Zealand.
In collaboration with Native Counseling Services’ Bearpaw Media she produced two videos: “The Partnership”, told through the eyes of Tlicho community-based researchers, explores how Aboriginal communities are working with health researchers for the communities benefit and “Bridging Worlds” presents the journeys of American Indian students as they reflect on their educational journey to becoming health leaders.