1. Our Stories

Our Stories

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We believe in building successful impactful partnerships through collaboration, commitment, and remaining positive in our approach.

We know the challenges that Indigenous women in our communities face every day. And in the face of such adversity, Indigenous women thrive as beautiful leaders, breaking down barriers for future generations.

Look to this section for stories of impact featuring strong Indigenous women and leaders, including our Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Esquao Award winners, and program participants.


Florence Glanfield PhD

A member of the Métis Nation of Alberta, Florence Glanfield is a deeply committed advocate for Indigenous education. She has used her roles as mathematics education professor, PhD supervisor, researcher and university administrator to strengthen, uplift and celebrate the Indigenous community.

Esquao Award Winner

Rachelle Venne

One could say that Rachelle Venne was born to play a key role in Esquao, the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women, because she was.

Knowledge Keeper

Katie Suvanto

Katie Suvanto is proof that it is never too late to examine your relationship with money and take control of your finances.

Program Participant