Conference Speaker and Academic,
Marcia Mirasty is a member of Canoe Lake Cree First Nation. She has over 29 years of professional experience in the area of health, healing wellness, and personal empowerment. She has a B.A. in Native Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina, and a Master of Northern Governance and Development through the University of Saskatchewan. She has been a champion in helping our Indigenous people step into their greatness. She is a powerful Indigenous Cree woman with strong cultural values and beliefs, who works tirelessly believing that everyone deserves a second chance: to be stronger, to be healthier, and become whole in every area of their lives. She believes that “The best gift we can give to our children is when we heal ourselves.” Marcia received the Queen’s Jubilee Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), graduated top in her class for the First Nations Health Manager’s Association and was named valedictorian, presented to Justice Murray Sinclair during the National Truth and Reconciliation National Gathering and worked with countless Elders with regards to the residential school file. She has spoken at hundreds of workshops and has stood as a true leader and a motivational speaker who has inspired many people to “break cycles of dysfunction and move forward in a powerful way for the benefit of our future generations”.