Meet our UAVS staff
I am Haida First Nations from Skidegate, BC, Haida Gwaii. I was a Skidegate Band Councillor for 5 years where I negotiated with governments, implemented programs, monitored finances and managing the social and political issues that arose in the community.
After my family and I decided to move to Red Deer last June everything moved quickly and things fell into place. I applied to several different places in Red Deer, until one day I had the epiphany to google “First Nations organizations” in Red Deer. UAVS just happened to be advertising for two positions, both of which I applied for, and was accepted for the Community Facilitator position.
Elder's Circle Coordinator
Pat has worked with the UAVS Elders for many years, and brings those years of experience to the Crafting Circle where Indigenous seniors come together to learn about traditional ways and new crafting skills.
Indigenous Diversion Program
A speaker on the Justice Domain, I’m passionate about justice within the Indigenous community. I’m working on a pilot program called the Indigenous Diversion Program, where offenders receive a second chance through reconciliation and a healing process that utilizes a traditional Indigenous approach.
I am Woman Sitting on Chief Mountain, I am originally from Sunchild First Nation Treaty 6 territory, I am a Cree woman. I’m happy to have made my home in Red Deer for 20 years now furthering my education with a Bachelors of Management Diploma. I’m currently in my 3rd year at Maskwacis Cultural College. I love learning with a Nehiyaw perspective and lens about our Native rights and issues and I am very proud to be an employee at the Red Deer Urban Aboriginal Voices Society.
Having just graduated from High School, I will be working at UAVS this summer.
Indigenous Diversion Program - Intern
I am from Paul First Nation and have resided in Red Deer for 19 years. I am completing my university internship with the Indigenous Diversion Program. My education journey started with completing my Legal Assistant Diploma, followed by my Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies. I am working towards completing my Master of Arts in Justice Studies through Royal Roads University. My interests are in the area of restorative justice, the use of Indigenous ways to repair the harm done and repairing relationships. I would also like to be able to use my education to assist in reducing the over-representation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.