Ioana is a first-generation Romanian settler scholar based in Tiohtiá: ke/Montreal whose scholarship is situated at the intersection of health, justice and the land. She is professor at the School of Indigenous Studies at Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and member of the Aboriginal Peoples Research and Knowledge Network (DIALOG), Institut national de la recherche scientifique. As a community-engaged researcher and educator Ioana focuses on creating decolonial solidarities through knowledge mobilization and research-creation, that supports local autonomy and social innovation. She is long-time community research associate with Inshiyuu Miyuupimatisiuun and Nihtaauchin Chisasibi Center for Sustainability in Eeyou Istchee (James Bay, Quebec). She was member of the research expert team with the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress, and is core member of Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University.