About me, I'm an Anishnaabe Kwe (Ojibway Women) from Mississaugi First Nation, Blind River, Ontario. I'm going to be graduating from Athabasca University with a Public Administration Degree. I've lived in Sydeny, Nova Scotia since 2009, attending school and working at Membertou First Nation's Nastasi's Convenience Store, and Kiju's Restaurant.
I became involved with the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business participating in the Central/Northern Roundtable in January, 2012. Since then, I've been invited to work as a Summer Intern after submiting my letter of intent to work with the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business. I'm one of three students who were hired from the National Roundtables. I'm pleased to be working with a good team dedicated to research in Aboriginal Business.
Governance and Leadership have always been an interest and priority in my life, as youth growing up in my North Eastern Ontario community, during my post-secondary education, working as a contractor for the National Centre for First Nations Governance and continues to be. Aboriginal business is no exception, it's a key factor in the success of First Nations economic development, and important to governance and leadership across the board.
On my down time from work and studies, I enjoy going on hikes, team sports, vollyball, baseball and working out at the gym to achieve an active lifestyle. More recently, I've been practicing running and attempted kickboxing. The next activity to try will be dragon boat paddling with the Sydney Dragon Boat Club.
Back to business, I'm looking foward to the work I'll be doing with the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business. My tasks include, tracking aboriginal university students in business and research about the makings of successful business partnerships in Unama'ki (Cape Breton).