Past Work Accomplishments

May 2017

-Parental Engagement Study for Northern Nishnawbe Education Council (NNEC). NNEC  was founded in the belief that district First Nations should exercise self-government authority in education through district First Nations organizations and institutions. NNEC began its life in 1978 as an essential part of the movement for First Nations to develop administrative capacity to take over the boarding program for students of the Sioux Lookout District attending grades 9 through 12 outside their communities. NNEC was incorporated in 1979 as an area Education Authority and is directed by the Chiefs of the 24 Sioux Lookout District First Nations.

March 2017

What is an Entrepreneur Warrior?” for the Union Of Ontario Indians. Here are link’s  South Session  North Session Panelists. Collated a report based on findings from Anishinabek Nation Communities who shared their views on what should be in curriculum on entrepreneurship specific to their communities.

-Presentation to participants at the Assembly of First Nations ” Designing an Approach that Roots. Our Learners: Stories of the Land” . See  Land Design Concept

-“Connecting Through Stories” brought a diverse group of people together to explore relationships and connection to land through art making. The event contributed to Article 63 of the Call to Actions contained in the Truth and Reconciliation Report, which calls for “building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect,” and Article 83, which calls for “a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process”, with generous support of HC Link, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, beSuperior Consulting and artist Crystal Nielsen. Photos to come soon.

-Primary research with provincial territorial organizations across Ontario to advise on developing a provincial Justice Liaison Program. January 2016 – June 2016

Traditional Knowledge Ethics Course. Taught January 2017- April 2017 with Confederation College.

-Coordinated 8 workshops with Elders of the LifeLong Care Program in public legal education in Human Rights using Indigenous Methodologies and an Arts Based Approach.  We also built a quilt together. April 2014 – January 2015.  Elders Thunder Bay

-Taught and developed three courses: Indigenous Learners in Social Studies, Physical Education and Music at the Primary Level for the Indigenous Education Program at Lakehead University. 2012-2013

-Developed a Peace Program which uses the Seven Sacred Teachings as a basis of anti bullying education and prevention; Calgary Alberta. 2006

-Analyzed systems of redress, protocols and approaches for dealing with inadequate treatment of Aboriginal clients within the health care system & facilitated awareness on health advocacy topics as a Health Advocacy Developer. Area included GCT3, NAN, and The Union communities in the northwest of Ontario. 2005

-Worked in the capacity of an Education Jurisdiction Researcher and Manager of the Education Program at NAN, 2001-2005.

-Led an Anti Bullying Campaign for the NAN territory.

-One year taught in a private Montessori School.

-Years of lifeguarding and teaching swimming lessons to community members in Marathon, Ontario.