Elizabeth is Métis, from St. François-Xavier, Manitoba. She is a mother, daughter, sister and activist. Elizabeth is an Assistant Professor in Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University and teaches in the youth work program. In 2016, Elizabeth was appointed as Special Advisor to the Provost on Indigenous Directions at Concordia. She is currently Vice-President on the Board of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal and a member of the National Métis Advisory committee on the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Elizabeth created and teaches an interdisciplinary course, “Indigenous perspectives across the disciplines”. Before undertaking her PhD in Social Work Elizabeth worked in the field of child welfare and youth work for over a decade. Her research focuses on Indigenous youth, identity, land-based teachings and cultural safety in the health and social services. Elizabeth was recently awarded a SSHRC Insight Grant (2019-2024) to develop land-based programing with Indigenous youth.