Jimena Achalchiuitl Garcia-Paniagua (Astur/Mayan) is a researcher and Indigenous knowledge holder focused on models and systems for intercultural collaboration between Indigenous peoples for mental, spiritual and planetary health. She is conducting research on the traditional knowledge, philosophy and practices of ancestral entheogenic medicine, land-based healing and relational ways of knowing and being among Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island (Now called North America), Anahuac (now called Mexico), Mayab (now called Riviera Maya and Central America), Abyayala and Tawantinsuyu (now called South America). She is experienced working in Indigenous contexts and bridging Indigenous intercultural partnerships and has experience developing cultural recovery projects, and knowledge translation for diverse audiences.
Jimena is an Indigenous Health Research Facilitator for the British Columbia Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research, organization that supports Indigenous-led Health Research and scholars in BC, and has been a foundational partner for the Naut sa mawt Center for Psychedelic Research and teaches at the Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Graduate Certificate at Vancouver Island University. She is currently developing an multiple-eyed seeing approach framework for action research based on relational and ancestral leadership embodied knowledge for Planetary Health.