Karri-Lynn Paul

BA (Hons), Lead, Indigenous Programs

Karri-Lynn Paul is a Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) woman and a member of Woodstock First Nation in New Brunswick. Her journey with Coady International Institute started in 2011 as an Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program participant, continued as a facilitator, then a mentor, and, in 2018, she joined as teaching staff with the program.

She brings significant experience working with indigenous peoples in Canada and has a specific interest in working with indigenous women leaders. Previously, Karri-Lynn managed the Aboriginal Education Program and Iniskim Centre at Mount Royal University, and for the last five years, she has operated her facilitation and coaching business.

In her youth, she served for several years as a national youth representative for the Assembly of First Nations and co-founded the Aboriginal Youth Council of New Brunswick. More recently, she served a term as an elected town councillor in Redwood Meadows, Alberta; as a member of the First Nations Women’s Council on Economic Security for the Government of Alberta and currently as a member of the Going the Distance National Advisory Committee for Further Education Society of Alberta.

Karri-Lynn has an honour’s equivalency in Indigenous Studies from the First Nations University of Canada; a BA from St. Thomas University; a coaching certificate and an adult education certificate. She is pursuing her master’s degree in adult education from St. Francis Xavier University, with a concentration on indigenous women and critical transformative education.