Autumn LaRose-Smith

SUNTEP student, University of Saskatchewan

Autumn is a proud queer, Métis student who attends Saskatchewan Urban Teachers Education Program (SUNTEP) Saskatoon. She is an active volunteer in her community and sits on the Board for Ness Creek Cultural and Recreational Society (NCCRS). Autumn was recently awarded the Young Women Leaders Award age 18-29, recognizing emerging Metis leaders who are inspirational role models in their careers, achievements or community building. She is also a National Ambassador of Hope with We Matter, where she took part in a weeklong training/ conference in Winnipeg. Some of the past and present student groups on campus that she has been a part of are the Student Teachers Anti-Racism Society (S.T.A.R.S), International Women’s Movement, 5 Days for the Homeless, the Saskatoon SUNTEP Student Council, and Indigenous Students Council. Autumn also works as an Emergency Receiving Home Worker with C.U.M.F.I. and is dedicated to providing trauma-informed care and education. When Autumn is not in school, working, or volunteering she enjoys woodworking, Making Bolo Ties, and playing board games with her family.