Melanie Kennedy is a Métis woman from Manitoba with roots in St. Ambroise and is currently serving as the Executive Director of Indigenous Languages of Manitoba.
Melanie holds a certificate in Business Analysis with a background in project management and continues to pursue her own learning in linguistics at The University of Manitoba and a learner of the Michif and French languages. Melanie is devoted to the non-profit sector, for her experience in the last several years renews her faith in the dedication and kindness of its people and brings her satisfaction in the accomplishments made by the community as a whole. As a member of the Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy committee, Melanie works collectively with many organizations dedicated to revitalizing, retaining and promoting Indigenous languages and education by working together. Melanie believes strongly that our day-to-day work contributes to a very significant goal for all Indigenous peoples, reclaiming our languages and identity one speaker at a time.
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Linda Anderson is a Ininew Iskwéw from Selkirk, Manitoba, and originally from Arborg, Manitoba and is the oldest of four siblings, that includes two sisters and one brother, who were all raised by her mother Joyce; originally from God’s Lake Narrows. Linda grew up hearing the Cree language from a young age around her family, and began learning about her culture, traditions and language to better understand herself as an Indigenous woman, which she continues to pass onto her daughter Anna. Linda is trained in Customer Service from Red River College, Mental Health First Aid, Conflict Resolution and is continuing her learning to gain effective and comprehensible skills within her day-to-day work in the non-profit sector, including her position as a Board Member with the Selkirk Community Renewal Corporation and up until last year as the president of the Army and Navy Ladies Auxiliary. Linda is currently working at Indigenous Languages of Manitoba and The Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre as an administrator and remains committed to ensuring her work preserves and advances Indigenous languages.
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Tanisi Boozhoo Aniin. Miranda McLeod nitisinikason, Pimicikamak nitochin. My name is Miranda McLeod, Pimicikamak (aka Cross Lake) is where I am from. I am a mother, a student, and a Ininimowin language keeper to name a few. I have worked in the community as a language teacher for several years. As an ininiwi iskwew (Indigenous woman) who is passionate about the Indigenous languages in the Manitoba region, I am motivated to help the Indigenous communities revitalize and regain their first and original language.
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We are excited to announce that this fundraiser will directly raise funds for the development of the first ever Indigenous Languages and Cultural Learning Centre!