Indigenous Women in Community Leadership

Circle of Abundance:

Joint Statement from Indigenous Women Leaders

With good spirits, we are grateful to work with Coady Institute, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, and other partners. We have a shared vision for raising the profile of Indigenous women’s leadership and voices in Canada and globally. We know that magic happens when women lift each other up and share their Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, cultures, and traditions. The funding means continued learning opportunities, awareness building, and the chance to share our stories with others and the next generations. It is also a recognition of the good work that took place over the last decade with Indigenous women at Coady. We also recognize the positive social and economic impacts it can have on Indigenous women, families, communities and Nations, locally and globally.


Salome Barker
Mi’kmaq, Ktaqmkuk- Qalipu First Nation

Andrea Curley
Haudenosaunee Onondaga of the Six Nations, Grand River Territory

Dr. Marie Delorme

Lynda Fox Trudeau
Anishinaabekwe – Odawa, Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory

Gaya’do:węhs Lu Ann Hill-MacDonald
Mohawk, Bear Clan, Six Nations Grand River Territory

Victoria LaBillois
Mi’kmaq, Listuguj

Karen MacKenzie
Cree- Métis, Edmonton - amiskwacîwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ
Papaschase Cree First Nation & Treaty Six Territory | Métis Nation Regional Zone 4

Karri-Lynn Paul
Wəlastəkwiyik, Woodstock First Nation, NB

Wyanne (Kiya) Smallboy-Wesley
Bighorn, Alberta – Stoney Nakoda First Nation, Chiniki Band, Treaty 7 Territory

Lorelei Williams
Interior Salish/Coast Salish from Skatin Nations/Sts’Ailes

Mallory Yawnghwe
Cree – Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Treaty 6 Territory