Tibetha Kemble (Stonechild)


Tibetha Kemble (Stonechild) is currently the Director of Indigenous Health (Division of Community Engagement) in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta.

Prior to joining the Faculty, Tibetha worked for both the federal and provincial public service where she  worked in in Indigenous public policy and program management in the areas of Child Welfare, Education, Indian Moneys and Field Services. Tibetha is a PhD Candidate at the University of Alberta in the Faculty of Education specializing in Theoretical, Cultural and International Studies in Education. The focus of her dissertation is on Indigenous Early Learning and Care and Decolonizing the Philosophy of Early Childhood. She holds a Masters degree in Educational Policy, with a specialization in Indigenous Peoples Education from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor’s degree in Management from the University of Lethbridge.

Tibetha has a strong commitment to community currently serves as a Board Member of the ABC Head Start Society of Edmonton and as a Member of the Early Learning and Care Steering Committee for the City of Edmonton’s End Poverty initiative.

Over the past 15 years, Tibetha has also served as:   

  • Task Force member on the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 2020 Campaign
  • Researcher/Writer for the Edmonton Social Planning Council
  • Member of Aboriginal Community Liaison Committee for the Edmonton Police Service’s Chief’s Advisory Council
  • Graduate Representative for the Faculty of Education Council
  • Mentor in Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society Coyote Pride Program
  • Member of the Edmonton Aboriginal Urban Affairs Committee