Dr. Natalie Riediger is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Manitoba First Nations Centre for Aboriginal Health Research. She completed her PhD in the Dept of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba in February 2015 earning her the Governor General Gold Medal. Dr. Riediger’s research interests include indigenous health, community-based participatory research, community nutrition, diabetes and cardiovascular epidemiology, and nutritional epidemiology. She has been involved with the research team in Sandy Bay First Nation since 2009 on a number of projects. After getting to know community team members through these projects as well as her doctoral thesis work, Dr. Riediger led a large, mixed method, Nutrition Study in 2012 to explore factors impacting nutritional status as well as how it relates to health. She also maintains collaborations with researchers in Indigenous health in Australia initiated and funded through a CIHR Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement in 2011.