Koolamalsi! My name is Sarah and I am a member of the Eelunaapeewi Lahkeewiit or the Delaware Nation of the Thames First Nation in Southwestern Ontario.
My experiences range from President of an Indigenous Charitable Organization to managing multi-million dollar Federal Grants to management in the public and not-for-profit sectors.
I value lifelong learning and most recently have completed training in the following areas:
Psychological First Aid
Incident Management System Certification (relating to crisis management)
Brief Focused Counselling Skills (focusing on Crisis in Indigenous Communities)
Animal Assisted Therapy Diploma
My childhood was spent on and off of my Reservation mainly with my mother, my grandmother - a residential school survivor - and my great grandmother who spoke only our Lenape Language. A childhood full of strong Indigenous women has had the greatest influence on both my home and work.