I was raised in St. Paul and despite my best efforts to live in a far-off and exotic land, I find myself back in the community where I started playschool. Today, I enjoy walking, biking, gardening, horseback riding and photography. I also work on developing fluency in nehiyawewin or Cree language. This is part of a personal commitment, as a non-Indigenous person, to understand history and build respectful relationships with the original people of this area, the Metis and Cree, here in Treaty Six Territory.
My formal educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from the University of Alberta, a diploma in Cree Language from University nuhelot'i?ne thaiyots'i? nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills and a Master of Education degree (Adult Learning & Indigenous Focus) from University of Saskatchewan.