To acquire the skills and experience necessary to enable me to make a positive contribution to the health and welfare of First Nations Peoples.
* experience as an observer, participant and counselor of psychotherapy
* experience with holistic healing
* excellent written and verbal communication skills
* ability to work independently or as a team player
* experience in the caregiver role for 9 years
* responsible and reliable
Spring of 1997 - Effectiveness Training Certificate
Fall of '95 - Present
Saskatchewan Indian Federated College - Working towards a certificate
and Bachelors Degree in Indian Social Work.
Fall of '89 - 1991
Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology - received a Data
Processing Technician Diploma.
Fall of 1987 - 1989
Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology - received an Executive
Spring of 1987
Hagersville Secondary - received my High School Diploma.
Hired as Researcher to work on the Virtual Keeping House Project. Duties
included collating data to be used in the creation of the "Virtual" Keeping
House Internet Project. Extensive use of computers and software such as
Lexifile, Photoshop, Corel Wordperfect Suite7 and Corel Twain.
January '97 - May'97 - Saskatoon Correctional Center
Practicum Placement - Duties included co-facilitating different
components of a nine-week Addictions Rehabilitation Program, group work,
individual counseling, organization of program information into files,
binders and on computer. This placement required a lot of people skills
to work as part of a team with staff and to work alone with the inmates.
Excellent learning opportunity for mediation skills.
April '95 - August '95 - Native Services Branch Children's Aid Society
Receptionist/Secretary - Duties included answering a 5-line telephone,
filing, typing of reports, out-going/incoming correspondence, receiving
clients/visitors, dealing with highly confidential information on a day
to day basis. Responsible for setting up a new organization method for
files, videotapes and cassettes. A very fast paced and stressful working
April '94 - November '94 - Ganohkwa Sra Family Assault Support Services
Receptionist/Secretary - Duties included answering 7-line telephone, filing, typing of reports, out-going correspondence, in-coming correspondence, clientele log, dealing with highly confidential information on a day to day basis. A very stressful and fast paced working environment. This position provided me with great insight into the cycle of family violence as well as what roles each of the family members play in the continuance or breakdown of this cycle. The environment in which I worked was one of great support for growth both personally and professionally and my participation went beyond that of the role of the receptionist. It was here that I came into contact with the holistic healing and became a keen observer, participant and supporter.