Malcolm Saulis is a Wolastoqiyik (Malecite) from the Tobique First Nation. He is a retired social work educator and Indigenous Scholar and Elder in the Faculty of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. A professor for 35 years and a researcher in many areas of Indigenous interest, Malcolm is recognized as Circle Keeper and has received teachings from many Elders. He has worked with churches and government around issues of healing and reconciliation, restorative justice, residential school survivors and indigenization.
Malcolm has worked with communities on a range of issues, including child welfare, health transfer and health planning, suicide, conflict resolution, Indigenous governance models and healing strategies based on Traditional Processes. He has been a Resident Elder with the former Ontario Child Advocate office at Queen’s Park in Ontario, a visiting Elder at the Kumik and Iskotew Lodge in Ottawa, the very first Elder in Residence with Parks Canada, and a counselling Elder at many First Nations and Indigenous organizations.