Episode 3 of the pihtikwê podcast: Dr. Carol Hopkins – Culturally Based Means We Start From Culture First
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Mia Bourque

Gathering our Knowledge Bundles, Project Coordinator

Mia is originally from a rural town in Algonquin Anishinabeg territory, however, is currently residing in Sudbury, Ontario. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Laurentian University in 2017, with a Major in Indigenous Studies. She is currently a candidate for the Masters of Indigenous Relations at Laurentian University with her thesis focusing on the resiliency of her ancestors demonstrated through their stories.

Prior to joining FPWC, Mia was the Community Outreach and Wellness Lead for the Aniish Naa Gegii : Children’s Health and Wellbeing Measure (ACHWM), in this role she would help empower Indigenous communities and organizations in elevating the voices of Indigenous children. During her time at the ACHWM she also led the Resource Hub, an initiative to create culturally relevant, safe and editable/customizable mental, physical, spiritual and emotional resources to support Indigenous children and youth.

Mia is honoured to be apart of the FPWC team and this work as it relates to her passion of health and wellness for Indigenous people across Turtle Island. In her spare time, you can find Mia at the gym, or on a boat- she loves to hunt and fish and be out on the land any chance she gets. Mia is also fully bilingual in French and English.