Tamara Takpannie is Inuk from Iqaluit, Nunavut. Tamara is attending Carleton University where she is pursuing a bachelor of arts in psychology and Indigenous studies.
Tamara is passionate about equality and cultural representation for Inuit students.
She also takes great pride in her efforts to revitalize Inuit customs and traditions in a colonial educational system.
Inuit children. She also takes great pride in her efforts to revitalize Inuit customs and traditions in a colonial educational system.
Seanna Dale is Metis and hails from Bancroft, Ont. Seanna is attending Trent University where she is pursuing an Indigenous bachelor of education. Seanna is working towards her goal of becoming an educator and she plans to teach her students about the triumphs and tribulations of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Seanna goes the extra mile at the university and can be found volunteering with First Peoples House of Learning, a group that aids Indigenous students academically and culturally while offering support and resources.
Niki Watts is Plains Cree from Nuxalk Nation. Originally from Bella Coola, B.C., Niki is attending Yorkville University where she is pursuing a master’s in counselling psychology. Growing up in a rural community, Niki saw first-hand the struggles her people faced with high unemployment rates, substance abuse, school absenteeism and high suicide rates among young people. For these reasons, she chose this program so that she could tackle these issues in her home community head on. Niki dreams of providing the members of Nuxalk the opportunity to seek out and ask for assistance with their mental health.