Robyn Rowe Consulting is a First Nations-owned and operated consulting business that was founded in 2020. I am a highly skilled researcher who is well-versed in Indigenous data governance and sovereignty both nationally and internationally. I have a variety of skills and services available, but my main work involves sharing my knowledge and understandings around Indigenous sovereignty, data, and research in ways that are accessible and empowering to Indigenous Nations. I take on a variety of work including research projects, writing, facilitation, community presentations, report writing, and more.
Robyn Rowe Consulting is situated on the Traditional Territories of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and the Wahnapitae First Nation within the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850 Territory in what is colonially known as Hanmer (part of the Greater Sudbury area) in northern, Ontario, Canada. I operate as a highly functional and virtual consultant but will travel, when needed.
What do I do?
I consider myself a little bit of a jack-of-all-trades but instead of my hands, I use my mind. My skills are flexible and the services I offer often depend on the organization/partner's needs.
At Robyn Rowe Consulting, I support partners in ensuring that decisions are being led by Indigenous priorities, whether I am working with Indigenous Nations, organizations, and institutions or non-Indigenous partners. My priority is ensuring that my work advances Indigenous-defined initiatives.
What are my primary focus areas?
What sorts of services do I offer?
Let me support you in co-developing and establishing your unique vision and goals for how Indigenous data governance can be advanced in your community or organization!
Looking for someone to polish that report or write it from scratch? Eager to have someone review your content to ensure it meets minimum standards on inclusiveness?
Reach out today!
Are you looking for customized training materials, curriculum development, or other educational resources for your community or organization? I can work with you and your community to customize Indigenous-developed training opportunities that respond to your unique needs!
As an Indigenous woman with a PhD, I have extensive experience writing reports, applying for grants, and putting together documents that can be appreciated by many different audiences. Let me support you with your writing.
My primary mission is to share and expand knowledge on Indigenous data governance, sovereignty, and research through relationships built with Indigenous Nations and organizations.
My vision is to support the development of national frameworks on Indigenous data and research governance that adhere-to and advance Indigenous knowledges, priorities, and ways of life.
Moral Disclaimer: My priority is ensuring genuine and meaningfully Indigenous-led initiatives. If initiatives are not Indigenous-led or designed to advance Indigenous-led priorities, and I am brought on under the belief that they are, this would be a breach of our mutual understanding and trust, and I will not support the work further.
Can you present at a conference next week?
In general, no. I look to have at least a month of warning before a presentation to allow plenty of time for preparation. However, the best way to find out if I can do would be to reach out, clearly explain what you are looking for, and provide the expected date and time you are looking at. That way, I will be better able to answer your question.
If the work is not data specific, can you still do it?
I am an Indigenous social scientist with a vast knowledge of qualitative research methods, tools, and software. If the project is grounded in community initiatives, involves Indigenous partners who are either leading the work, or are actively involved in the co-creation of the project, chances are, I can support. I have specific experience working on First Nations-led projects relating to diabetes, dementia, aging, COVID-19, opioids, mental health and wellness, and of course, data sovereignty and governance.