This episode features Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty. Etienna was born and raised in Grande Prairie Alberta. Her family is from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 8 territory. Etienna has teaching experience both on and off-reserve, and also in public and Catholic school systems. She spent 4 years working for an Indigenous perspective school with the Calgary Board of Education where she learned the importance of culture and language in Indigenous education.
Etienna Was called back to Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) and has worked provincially as an Indigenous Education consultant helping to develop and implement professional development sessions aimed at promoting reconciliation through teacher education. Etienna has created resources for many provincial organizations which help teachers better understand topics such as Residential Schools, Myths and Stereotypes of Indigenous people, progression of the TRC, Digging into the TQS and LQS Applying and Developing about First Nation, Métis and Inuit people and finally, treaty relationships.
Today, Etienna works part time consulting and is also the Indigenous Education Coach for Evergreen Catholic Schools. She is completing her masters at the University of Alberta and additionally, has worked as an assistant researcher.
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