Program Teaching Staff – Circle of Abundance
Krista Hanscomb is from Paq’tnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, mother of two wonderful children and kiju (grandmother) to an amazing granddaughter. Krista has been living and learning in Treaty 6 Territory, Edmonton, AB for the last 10 years. She and her husband moved home to Mi’kmaki in the summer of 2020.
Krista has been guided and mentored by many Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and community leaders and honours the teachings gifted to her. Krista is an alumna of St. FX University and previously worked as the Aboriginal Student Advisor at StFX from 2006-2010. Krista has been working in Indigenous education for over 15 years and earned a Masters of Education, Indigenous focus from St. Francis Xavier University. Most recently, Krista was Community Engagement Coordinator at kihêw waciston, Indigenous Centre, MacEwan University. MacEwan University’s commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action provided her with experience in guest lecturing; professional development facilitation; strategic planning and program development/coordination; she also sat on the University’s Indigenous Advisory Council from 2017 – 2020. Krista has also recently worked as an Education Consultant/Writer on Treaty Education curriculum for Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey.