Amanda is a proud Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and finds her grounding in nature. Amanda’s emphasis in her social work career has always been helping others and creating an opportunity of learning about Indigenous history, the impacts of intergenerational trauma and the hopes of the healing journey through reconciliation. Amanda is also a committee member with the Alberta College of Social Workers on the Indigenous Social Work Committee. She brings over 10 years of social work experience ranging from school-based counselling, front-line crisis at emergency shelters and Mental Health Promotion. Originally from Yellowknife, NT, Amanda Balsillie, MSW, RSW, now resides in the Peace Country with her family.