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Our People

Interactive Elder and Knowledge Keepers Connected to Miskanawah Map  |  Board of Directors |  Wahkotiwin Board of Directors |   Organizational Mapping

Our People

Kirby Redwood, BA, CEC, MA, MBA

Kirby Redwood is Saulteaux-Cree from Cowessess First Nation and has called Moh'Kinsstis his home for over 50 years. He has been involved in the social services sector as a professional and volunteer since 1988.  He has served in areas of children services, justice, adult education and social services. Holding a BA in Justice Studies, MA in Leadership, and an MBA, Kirby values the role of formal education and the possibilities this path offers in relationship to his traditional ways of being:

When we respectfully parallel Indigenous worldviews to Western worldviews we create opportunities for ethical space to emerge, and from there we open the doors to personal and community wellness.” (Kirby Redwood)

Through Royal Roads University, Kirby also obtained Graduate Certificates in Executive Coaching (2012) and Change Management (2016). Since that time, he has worked to create and encourage a coaching culture within his workplace and community. Kirby is motivated daily by Peter Drucker’s words; “The task of leadership is to create an alignment of strengths that make the weaknesses of an organization become irrelevant… [and] culture eats strategy for breakfast”.

As the Lead Oskâpêwis (cultural helper) at Miskanawah, Kirby takes great pride in being part of a learning organization that contributes to community as a social change agent and creates opportunities for the voices not always heard… to be heard. Kirby’s passions are his desire to make positive change within himself and the community he works and lives in. With a focus on strengthening and changing the narratives and perspectives of Canada’s Indigenous peoples, to ones that more accurately reflect who we are as Turtle Islands first peoples.

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Interactive Elder and Knowledge Keepers Connected to Miskanawah Map

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Board of Directors

Miskanawah is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors committed to achieving stable growth while maintaining our roots.
 Lana Garcelon – Co chair
 Robert Grier – Co-chair
 Katelyn Lucas – Vice-Chair

 Virginia Baescu - Treasurer
 Alex Montiel – Secretary
 Robert Hamilton – Director
 Jay Gerritsen – Director

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Wahkotiwin Board of Directors 

Miskanawah's governance structure has adopted a Wahkotiwin Board of Directors to ensure strong Indigenous representation and transfer of knowledge. The Wahkotiwin Director is viewed as a knowledge keeper, responsible for building and strengthening relationships within the process of transferring knowledge, transferring traditional knowledge, and modelling and living Wahkotiwin.
 Bruce Randall – Wahkotiwin Director
 William Dickson – Wahkotiwin Director
 Jennifer Findlay – Wahkotiwin Director
 Dan Rochon – Wahkotiwin Director

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Organizational Mapping

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