I am a proud Mi’kmaq and Abenaki Métis woman married to a school teacher with two young boys. I have a passion for lifelong learning and I’m a second year Traditional Aboriginal Medicine Apprentice, in my third year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of Saskatchewan’s Regina Campus. I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Psyc) from the University of Regina, a Certificate in Intercultural Leadership through First Nations University of Canada and a Certificate in Reality Therapy.
I have a strong interest in issues related to Aboriginal health through my involvement in developing community programming and participatory action research methodology. I am currently the Vice-President of the Saskatchewan Nursing Student Association Regina Chapter, a member of the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada and the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association as well as the Nursing Co-Chair for the Aboriginal Rural and Remote Health Group. In February 2015, I incorporated All RISE (Regina Indigenous Self-Enrichment) Project incorporated as the founder and Executive Director. This Aboriginal non-profit organization focuses on addressing the needs of families affected by domestic violence through research and community programming. All of my volunteer and work experience has been in the human services sector