I belong to the wolf clan of the Northern Tutchone people.
My education is in nursing, midwifery, and political science. I am a founding member of the Aboriginal Nurses of Canada, Yukon Nurses Society, the BC FAS Resource Society, and the Medical Services Foundation Ethics Review Committee (Vancouver Foundation). Currently I am an Associate Director with the Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research and advise on ethics and Indigenous health research. I have a long standing commitment to Aboriginal community health issues and the promotion of healthy families. I believe that the key to self-determination in Aboriginal communities is in the healthy development of the next generation.