Indigenous Women in Community Leadership

Class of 2013

Lanelle Big Eagle
White Bear, Saskatchewan
Assiniboine
"I am excited about learning how to become a leader within my own community to better help my people."

Tia Black
Calgary, Alberta
First Nations
"I hope to take advantage of a learning opportunity that will not only benefit me but my community."
Selma Ford
Ottawa, Ontario
Inuit
"What excites me about the program is getting to learn from other Aboriginal women and having the chance to increase my skills."
Sherry Fowler
Edmonton, Alberta
Métis
"I came to the Coady Institute to learn what I can to support the families, youth and children that come to Edmonton in search of a new start. I believe Coady can offer me things that I am missing to provide more to my community."
Sandra Hudson
Berens River, Manitoba
Ojibway
"I am very excited to learn and to experience a new positive environment with amazing Indigenous women across Canada working towards one common goal: making our communities better!"
Paula Johnson
Hobbema, Alberta
Cree
"I’m looking forward to being with other young women who want to bring change to their community, meeting the mentors and travelling to the east coast of Canada,  one place I have always dreamed of travelling to and of course learning brand new ideas."
Karen Martin
Listuguj, Quebec
Mi'gmaq
"I look forward to meeting many women with similar aspirations and goals, and to meet inspiring mentors along the way."
Jennifer McGillis
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Métis
"I am very excited to attend the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program because I want to continue to emerge as a leader for my Métis community."
Shianne McKay
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Ojibway
"The experiences I will gain with this program will provide me with the expertise, support, tools, and guidance I require to work with my community for successful project outcomes."
Shawna McKenzie
Rama, Ontario
Ojibwe
"I get to meet the other women selected from across Canada and I love to network!  I’m excited about every aspect of community leadership."
Valerie Moses
Fort Erie, Ontario
Delaware
"I am excited to meet the mentors and fellow IWCL program participants and share our experience and knowledge in hopes of improving the circumstances of all of our communities. I am so grateful to be sharing this journey with other like-minded Aboriginal women"
Ashley Norton
Regina, Saskatchewan
Métis
"I came to the Coady to network with other IWCL participants. I am very much looking forward to my mentorship and community placement."

Dennise Pemmican
Kenora, Ontario
Ojibway
"My Coady education will open doors I didn’t know existed. It will provide the opportunity to gain new skills and new insight on how to support change in my community."

Michelle Pierre
Fort St. James, British Columbia
Carrier
"I am looking forward to the learning, adventure, and meeting new people."
Alisha Sweezey
Miramichi, New Brunswick
Mi'kmaq
"I very much look forward to being surrounded by my fellow sisters and learning from them."