Jamuna Galay-Tamang

Academic Year: 
2019-20
Direction: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
University of British Columbia
Project Title: 
Lead in Drinking Water: Impact on Indigenous Health & Violent Crime

Jamuna Galay-Tamang is a Master’s student in the School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Her latest research is looking at how lead found in drinking water impacts the health of Indigenous peoples and potentially influences violent crime in Indigenous communities. This is an extension of research she began in September 2018 with a Canada-wide investigative journalism network. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and has experience working in remote Indigenous communities in Canada. Her interests are in public health, social and health equity & Indigenous affairs. She has produced a documentary about how access to safe drinking water impacts health in a remote First Nations community. She was also the research assistant in the Reporting in Indigenous Communities course at the University of British Columbia. Her Final Research Project for her Master’s examined violence in Indigenous communities and Indigenous approaches to justice, particularly using an Indigenous Feminist lens.