Aanoodizewin Podcast

Aanoodizewin: The Commercial Determinants of Indigenous Health

Aanoodizewin is a podcast by Professor Amy Shawanda and Daniel Eisenkraft Klein, academics who have studied the commercial determinants of health in the context of Indigenous communities. In this podcast, they receive expert guests from around the world to discuss how different industries affect and have affected the health of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and worldwide.

About the hosts

Dr. Amy Shawanda

Contributing Researcher and Podcast Host

Amy Shawanda, PhD is a proud Odawa Kwe from Manitoulin Island’s Wikwemikong Unceded Territory. She is an educator, storyteller, visionary, and berry picker. She is an assistant professor and researcher in Indigenous health at McGill University’s Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Currently, she is the Theme Lead for the project entitled “Towards Sleep Equity: Understanding and Addressing Intersectional Risk and Resilience Factors in the Promotion of Healthy Sleep.” Amy’s primary research interest is on sleep, nutrition, physical exercise, mental health, and the Indigenous Commercial Determinants of Health. She is community driven, generationally inspired, and social justice oriented. Dr. Shawanda has a focus on strengthening Indigenous ways being, doing, knowing, and healing.

Daniel Eisenkraft Klein

Contributing Researcher and Podcast Host

Daniel Eisenkraft Klein is a PhD Candidate at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He grew up in Tkaronto, completing his Bachelor’s degree at McGill University and his Master’s at the University of Toronto. His SSHRC-funded doctoral dissertation is on the political economy of policy solutions to the pharmaceutical opioid crisis in Canada.
Throughout his PhD, Daniel has worked with the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, Health Canada’s Tobacco Control Directorate, and Johns Hopkins University’s Opioid Industry Documents Archive. He is presently a U of T Network for Improving Health Systems Trainee, Canadian Centre for Health Economics Fellow, and Research Fellow with the Royal Society of Canada/Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Expert Panel on Canada’s Role in Global Health.