Treaty 2 Territory – Please Welcome Policy Kim McPherson to the Government of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory! I am a proud member of Peguis First Nation in Manitoba and reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am a mother of two sons: 29 years and 15 years. I have two degrees: a Baccalaureate of Nursing
Treaty 2 Territory – Please Welcome Policy Kim McPherson to the Government of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory!
I am a proud member of Peguis First Nation in Manitoba and reside in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am a mother of two sons: 29 years and 15 years.
I have two degrees: a Baccalaureate of Nursing and a Bachelor of Laws and a combined 18 years experience working with the Province of Manitoba in the departments of Health and Aboriginal and Northern Affairs (Indigenous and Northern Relations) and another 3 years working at Indigenous organizations including the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, Southern Chiefs, Organization and Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak. I have a variety of experiences such as working in the health sector, policy development, and supported intergovernmental tables and processes.
On a personal level I am a MMIWG family member who tragically had two beautiful women in our family taken: our dear sister, Jennifer Dawn McPherson (2013) and dear aunt, Jennifer Johnston (1978). Since my sister Jennifer was murdered, the grieving and spiritual healing journey continues as I work with my younger sister Gerri-Lee Pangman through J.D.M. Indigenous Designs creating art via mediums such as beaded jewelry, stain glass and holiday dreamcatcher ornaments. Our family testified at the National Inquiry and I now participate on the National Family and Survivor Circle as governments develop a National Action Plan to implement the 231 Calls for Justice. It is my goal to assist where I can to empower myself, family and community in reclaiming our culture, power and place for Indigenous women and girls.
I am so excited to be working with the First Nations of Treaty 2 Territory Government as a Policy Keeper and it is my goal to incorporate my professional and personal experience to assist where I can and also learn more about my Anishinaabe culture, language and heritage. I am truly honoured to be a part of an amazing team and Nation. I look forward to working with all the FNT2T governance councils, leadership, and Nations to assert the inherent right to govern over health and wellness. Miigwech!