Wenonah North Peigan: Lethbridge

Wenonah North Peigan: Lethbridge

Wenonah is Blackfoot and Odawa, and her traditional Blackfoot name is Sik-kiaayo-aki, meaning Black Bear Woman. She is a proud member of the Piikani Nation located in Treaty 7 territory in Southern Alberta. Wenonah is in her third year of studies at the University of British Columbia majoring in Political Science and minoring in Anthropology, with a focus on local and national Indigenous politics. Having grown up in an Indigenous family, she is a strong supporter of Indigenous rights and sovereignty while focusing on women and youth empowerment. Wenonah currently works as a Research Assistant at Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, and part-time as the Manager for the Native Youth Program through the Museum of Anthropology. Her study interests include exploring ways to indigenize educational institutions in order for Indigenous people to rebuild their political and legal systems. She has a passion for improving the socio-economic outcomes for her people, and hopes to do so by attaining a law degree. Wenonah grew up in Southern Alberta and enjoys traditional beading, watching films and thrift shopping in her spare time.