Angela was raised in the Northern Piikani (Ahphotsi Piikani) tribe of the Blackfoot Confederacy and comes from the Padded Saddle Clan whose spiritual name is Piookso Panski (Comes Singing). She is a mother of four who resides in the Piikani Nation and currently is finishing a four-year term of leadership for her nation’s council. She has been appointed by the GOA to sit as a member of the First Nations Women’s Economic Security Council and received my Master's In Education in October 2014 specializing in Counselling Psychology.
“My professional and educational career has afforded me a path of understanding and respect of traditional knowledge systems of Indigenous cultures, as well as my work in and out of Indigenous communities. Through this process I have found means of working within this structure to not only assist in the transmission of such knowledge generationally, but also in application in the realms of my work and life. My experience in planning, programming, intervention and application has moulded into a rich experience in blending the holistic and contemporary tools that aid in the decolonization processes that North American Indigenous peoples face today. This experience has included facets from leadership, community social programming, counselling, investment/ financial, education and spirituality. My analytical interests of all cultures have allowed me to critically handle negotiation, organization and reconciliation processes in the diversity of contemporary issues. My strengths include my ability to publically articulate issues of dissonance, diversity and diplomacy in an authentic approach for the inclusion of all involved.”