Welcome to Our New Team Member Jaqueline Anaquod!

Jaqueline Anaquod is a nêhiyaw woman from Plains Cree territory located in Treaty 4. She holds a Bachelor of Health Studies with a Concentration in Indigenous Health from the First Nations University of Canada and an Aboriginal Addictions diploma through Keyano College. Jaqueline is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in the Social Dimensions of Health program and an Indigenous Nationhood certificate in the Indigenous Governance program at the University of Victoria. Jaqueline’s research interests include language revitalization and its connection to Indigenous health and wellness. In addition to her academic achievements she has traveled extensively taking part in international and cultural exchanges learning from others and sharing her own knowledge. Jaqueline was a teen mother and now a very young grandmother. As a matriarch she has a strong commitment to the preservation and revitalization of her nêhiyaw culture, traditions and language. Jaqueline works to further the advancement of Indigenous women in health and education through social justice work locally, nationally, and globally. Jaqueline is the founder of Sisters in Spirit, which is a grassroots initiative that raises awareness about violence against Indigenous women through educational presentations, social justice gatherings, and working with families of missing & murdered Indigenous women. Jaqueline has a wealth of experience working in with community to address issues associated with HIV and AIDS.  She credits her knowledge keepers and mentors for their guidance on her journey. Jaqueline believes the land is the greatest teacher and that our first classroom should be our ancestral homelands. “Once you begin walking the path of success it is hard to stop. Keep moving, do not let your path grow over.”