Sean Maher has been a Research Associate at AINA since 1998. He holds a BA in Archaeology and a Master of Environmental Design from the University of Calgary. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (UK), and has recently served as Climate Change Policy Coordinator for the Canadian International Development Agency. Sean's research interests are broadly concerned with the political and cultural economies of work and labour within northern Canadian Aboriginal societies. His doctoral research explores the importance of historical and contemporary roles and experiences of work and labour within the community of Fort Chipewyan, Alberta, working closely with members of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, the Mikisew Cree First Nation, and the Fort Chipewyan Metis Association. Sean has recently presented aspects of his research to the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and to the British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS)? His most recent research follows the intersections between the experiences of work and employment, and issues of health within northern Aboriginal communities.