Donna Ross (Consultant for Calgary Regional Consortium)
Donna Ross is a 26-year educator. She is a Cree-Métis from Saskatchewan and member of the One Arrow First Nation, Treaty Six territory. Donna began her teaching career as a classroom teacher with Tsuu T’ina Nation and continued to support First Nations learners in subsequent positions with Siksika and Stoney Nakoda Nations. Most recently, she provided support throughout Rocky View Schools as the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Curriculum and Culture specialist. During her tenure as a teacher, she also worked extensively with the Nanoose, Nanaimo, Chemainus First Nations and Tilicum Haus Centre in Nanaimo, BC. Donna brings passion for the process of ‘truth’ and ‘reconciliation’, and also a deep knowledge of First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories, the impact of residential schools, and the infusion of indigenous ways of knowing into Alberta curriculum and organizational culture.
Shelby LaFramboise-Helgeson (Consultant for Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium)
Shelby is seconded from Elk Island Catholic Schools to the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium. Shelby comes to us with a wealth of experience and knowledge in supporting First Nation, Métis and Inuit perspective as well as Early Education. Shelby was a research assistant during her graduate work on a project titled, Engaging Teachers with Canadian Literature for Social Justice. She was also a research participant on a project titled, Developing a Pedagogy of Social Justice in the Classroom Through Postcolonial Literature. Shelby completed her thesis (2014), Fatty Legs: Teachers Helping Students Explore FNMI Perspectives in Literature at the University of Alberta.
Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty (Consultant for Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium)
Etienna is a member of the Sturgeon Lake Cree nation and was raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Etienna graduated from the University of Alberta and has taught both on-reserve and off-reserve and in public and Catholic school districts. Etienna will commence her Masters of Education program in the fall of 2017 with a focus on reconciliation.