Shianne is Ojibway from Pine Creek First Nation in Manitoba. She attained a B.Sc. in Environmental and Conservation Sciences with a major in Conservation Biology from the University of Alberta and has worked with the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER) since 2009. In 2013, she received a certificate in Indigenous Women in Community Leadership from the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University. Shianne enjoys working with Indigenous youth, sharing the importance of environment and culture, and empowering youth as future leaders in their communities and guardians of the lands and waters.

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The Earth is said to be a woman. In this way it is understood that woman preceded man on the Earth. She is called Mother Earth because from Her come all living things. Water is Her life blood. It flows through Her, nourishes Her, and purifies Her.1 No matter where people reside, what we do […]

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