Simon, Anishinabeg/Haudenausanee – Bear Clan is a member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, Maniwaki, Quebec. He is currently vice-president, Education and Training, AFOA Canada. He is an adjunct research professor at Carleton University, Ottawa and an adjunct professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. In 2013 he completed a study, Literature Review of Indigenous Financial Literacy in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, AFOA Canada. He conducts research and writes on cultural competency and safety. He published an article “Cultural Safety – Exploring the Applicability of the Concept of Cultural Safety to Aboriginal Health and Community Wellness” in the Journal of Aboriginal Health. He wrote a chapter in the First Nations Health Managers Association text book on Epidemiology and Social Determinants of Health in First Nations with Sarah Funnell, MD., Janet Jull, PhD. and Cindy Marsden, BA. Previously Simon was chief executive officer, National Aboriginal Health Organization; director, Primary Health Care Division, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Health Canada; and director, Aboriginal Affairs Branch, Environment Canada. He has written and worked in the field of traditional knowledge and intellectual property rights and is on Trent University’s Ph.D. Indigenous Knowledge Council.