Dr Scott Heyes is a recipient of the 2019 Endeavour Executive Leadership Award from the Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training. He holds prestigious research associate positions at the Smithsonian Institution’s Arctic Studies Center in Washington D.C., and at Trent University’s Frost Centre for Canadian and Indigenous Studies in Canada. His research and teaching interests centre on Indigenous knowledge systems and Indigenous heritage issues in Indigenous Australia, Fiji, and the Inuit homelands of Arctic Canada. He is currently working on design, mapping and oral history projects in these three regions in partnership with Indigenous communities and organisations. He supervises a talented cohort of graduate students who are engaged in design and ethnographic projects, and serves as a mentor for many Indigenous students and scholars from Australia and the Pacific.