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I am a storyteller that works with youth and adults. I was born in Treaty 1 Territory and the homeland of the Metis Nations. Growing up, my family moved between several small towns in Southern Manitoba. My journey to storytelling has challenged me to explore different aspects of identity and how Canadian politics has impacted family identities. My interest in storytelling is to create spaces where people from diverse communities can build cross cultural understanding. Workshops that I have facilitated include themes like storytelling for youth citizenship, moving towards reconciliation after the TRC (Truth and Reconciliation Commission), stories of nonviolence and planning for inclusion in educational settings. I am on the board of the Manitoba storytelling Guild and a member of the Peace Days Committee in Winnipeg. Included in my work is writing curriculums for community organizations, grant writing, teaching nonviolent social change, facilitating storytelling workshops and evaluation of community programs. Artistic expression in multiple mediums is an important part of my practice including pottery, paining, beading and paper cutting. I am currently working on a Ph.D. at the Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at the University of Manitoba.