A Métis Woman from Northwestern Ontario with ancestral ties to the Red River Settlement. Since 2008, she has been living and working in the Northeastern Region of Alberta, and continues to practice traditional harvesting which strengthens her connection to her community and environment.
Has over a decade of working experience providing policy and technical advice to Indigenous and Western Governments. Conducting environmental monitoring, site assessments, and reporting. Has been involved with committees within Alberta, including Oil Sands Monitoring, and the Alberta Environment and Parks Scientific Advisory Group. She has also supported discussions for the Federal and Métis Nation Joint Table for Clean Growth and Climate Change, and Pathway to Canada Target One.
She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Management from Royal Roads University, and a diploma in Environmental Field and Laboratory from Niagara College. She has also been been formally trained in adult facilitation and enjoys working with community members in this capacity.
In conjunction with her formal training, she understands and supports the value that Indigenous Knowledge has to inform our understanding of the Environment. Is knowledgeable in legislation concerning not only the environment but also Indigenous Peoples, and understands Métis Consultation.