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Meet The Team


Theron Black

Theron has an Addictions and Mental Health Counselling Degree and a Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work. Theron is currently working on his Master of Education Degree with
the University of Calgary. Theron is a respected member of the Kainai First Nations (Blood Reserve) and an advocate for his people. He is passionate about speaking about issues faced by Indigenous people and supporting the change that needs to happen.

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Cindy Black

Cindy has a Bachelor of Arts in Native American Studies and a Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work. Cindy is currently working on her Master of Education Degree through the
University of Calgary. She is Ojibway from Peguis, Manitoba but is married into the Blood Tribe. Cindy is passionate about education and hopes to continue furthering her education and pursue her PHD next.

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Lisa Sowinski

Lisa is a First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FMNI) Liaison Worker serving all schools in the Horizon School Division. It is her passion to help families and students through job fairs, conferences and personal coaching on career futures. She uses hands-on creative projects
like dream catchers, feather weaving, bannock making, and stitching to help others build

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Nicole Ray

Nicole has worked in the non-profit sector for 20 years. She currently is the Executive Director of a foundation that assists small nonprofits in building capacity. She has a degree in Public Health with a focus in Indigenous Peoples’ Health from the University of Victoria. Nicole is passionate about reconciliation and being part of rebuilding relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.


Sandra Bartlett Atwood

Sandra is of Irish Canadian settler descent. She has a B.A. in secondary education, a M.S. in American Studies/Folkore, diplomas in Niitsitapiisinni and Poo’miikapii, and a Ph.D. in Environment & Society. Her research interests are Blackfoot ecological knowledge, community-based participatory research (CBPR) and the science of teaching & learning (SoTL). She currently resides in Cardston, Alberta and teaches Indigenous studies at Lethbridge College. She loves spending time reading, travelling, being outdoors, and with her family.

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