Join us at the Saskatoon Inn & Conference Centre!
Registration is now open for our FNUniv Indigenous Social Work 50th Anniversary Conference and Gala! We cannot wait to connect with alumni, previous and present faculty members and stakeholders that have supported the INSW program and students! We look forward to seeing you there. Get your tickets now!
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Deanna Ledoux is alumni from the First Nation’s University of Canada School of Indigenous Social Work. Her journey from the School of Indigenous Social Work has taken her all across the world and has provided the foundation for her to become CEO of her company:
ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐊᐧᐠ ᐋᓱᑲᓇᐁ ᐅᓰᐦᑖᒋᐠ
Iskwêwak Âsokana Ê-osîhtâcikm Consulting
Women Building Bridges Consulting
In addition to this, she is currently the Appointed First Nations Child Advocate for the Chiefs of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Her reputation and standing in the prairies as a First Nations Child Advocate is sound and First Nations leadership consider Deanna’s expertise as invaluable. When Chiefs want children bought home, or to have a voice in the oppressive child welfare process, she is who they send into battle. Deanna also has a private practice as a mental health and grief therapist. Deanna is a Residential School survivor who spent almost 9 years of her childhood in St. Michael’s Indian Residential School. Despite the odds, she has overcome various challenges and is called upon to share her insight and knowledge locally, nationally, and internationally in areas of the impacts of Residential School, Indigenous Women’s Issues, and Child Welfare. With all the roles she fulfills, when asked what her most important role in life is, her response is that of “…kokom! The legacy I leave for my grandchildren is far more important than any title bestowed upon me. Growing up in a system that built children’s prisons to house only First Nations children has instilled a sense of importance that my job here is to teach my grandqueens the power that comes from embracing Indigenous ancestry and all that comes with it! Just as the professors from my Indian Social Work did with me!”