Tansi, My name is Roxanne Auger. I am a Public Sector Management student at UVIC with over 3 years of experience in administration functions within a hospital setting and actively working my way towards a bachelor’s degree in public administration.
I am Cree Metis and currently reside on Treaty 6 Territory. With the effects of intergenerational trauma and the impact of residential schools that have affected my family, my goal is to decolonize the family structures that I have been raised in and to heal those wounds that have been passed down to me from generation to generation so that I can pursue leadership roles within my community. I am highly passionate about collaborative work to address social issues that Indigenous people face within society and promote holistic health and wellness.
I am excited to be apart of the NATOA Youth Council because the organization provides indigenous peoples with educational workshops within mental health, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, advocacy, engagement and opportunities, all in which I think are important to self-sustainability.