Jim Martin

Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health
(Retired) Senior Policy Advisor, Priorities and Planning, Tłı̨chǫ Government

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Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health

(Retired) Senior Policy Advisor, Priorities and Planning, Tłı̨chǫ Government
Email
jim2@ualberta.ca

School of Public Health
Email
jim2@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

I work to make a practical contribution to the development of social policy and organizational design for the delivery of effective government programs and services. I am interested in participatory, community-based processes used by organizations to effect community transformation.

I have worked in the Tłı̨chǫ communities of the Northwest Territories since 1981 as a teacher, principal and superintendent of education. I served as CEO of the award-winning board of the Tłı̨chǫ Community Services Agency, which integrates programs and services of the Aboriginal Tłı̨chǫ government with the pubic government of the Northwest Territories.

Since 2011, I have been the senior policy advisor, Priorities and Planning, for the Tłı̨chǫ Government in Yellowknife. I was instrumental in the creation of Dedats'eetsaa, the Tłı̨chǫ Research and Training Institute, to advance the study of Tłı̨chǫ lands, language, culture and way of life through the promotion of research, and its use for training, education and monitoring government commitments and responsibilities. I retired in the summer of 2021.


Degrees


MEd, University of Calgary, 2001

MLIS, University of Western Ontario, 1981

BEd, Acadia University, 1977

BA (Hons), Saint Mary's University, 1975


Awards


United Nations Public Service Award, (Dogrib Community Services Board), United Nations, 2007

Silver Award for Innovative Management (Dogrib Community Services Board), Institute of Public Administration of Canada, 2006

AUCC Scholarship (Peking Language Institute), Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, 1976

Publications

The story that was in danger of being left behind: Restorying Tłįchǫ culture with land claims and self-government: A conversation with John B. Zoe
Author(s): Martin J and Gibson N
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Pimatisiwin A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health
Volume: 10
Issue: 2
External Link: http://www.pimatisiwin.com/online/?page_id=1042
Defining and addressing priorities for northern health management
Author(s): Edwards K and Martin J
Publication Date: 2012
Publication: Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health
Volume: 10
Issue: 2

Impact of community-based interventions on condom use in the Tłįchǫ region of Northwest Territories, Canada
Author(s): Edwards K, Gibson N, Martin J, Mitchell S, Andersson N
Publication Date: 11/21/2011
Publication: BMC Health Services Research
Volume: 11
Issue: S2

AHTF Report: Report to the GNWT Standing Committee on Social Programs to Review the Child and Family Services Act
Author(s): Martin J, Wedzin N, Bell M
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Behchoko, NT: Tlicho Community Services Agency.