Strengthening Today; Building Tomorrow Conference on January 28 and 29th, 2016

Natalie St-Denis

Natalie St-Denis

Biography

Natalie St-Denis is a first year PhD student in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. Natalie, also Mistahaya Maskwa Iskwew (Grizzly Bear Woman in Cree), is of Acadian and Québécois heritage with Mi’kmaq and Mohawk ancestry. Although she lives in Blackfoot Territory, her tribal knowledge is rooted in Sioux-Cree teachings and ceremony. She is an oskâpêwis (helper in Cree) to her Elders and community. In her journey as a social worker and PhD student, she is continually exploring ways to decolonize and indigenize social work practice, education and research (St-Denis & Walsh, 2016; St-Denis & Walsh, 2017; Walsh, St-Denis, & Eagle Bear, in press). She strives to support – in a good way – all her relations in their journey of healing, resistance, resistance, and resurgence.

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