[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][wr_vc_section_image img_url=”5601″][wr_vc_section_title title=”Kelly Janz” line_height=”40px” margin=”0px” padding=”0px”][wr_vc_section_title title=”Coordinator” font_size=”17px” line_height=”20px” text_transform=”lowercase” margin=”0px” padding=”0px”][wr_vc_section_text]

Kelly is a Research Associate at the University of Manitoba, coordinating a number of grants and projects within the Environmental Conservation Lab. Her work involves communications, outreach, finance, research, grant writing, event planning, mentorship, and evaluation. For the past nine years she has coordinated the Wa Ni Ska Tan Alliance of Hydro-Impacted Communities, working with Indigenous partners, NGOs, and researchers to document the impacts of hydropower on the environment and communities.

Kelly has a MSc in Planning from the University of Guelph and a MA in International Development Studies from the University of Winnipeg. She has a long history working towards food security, food sovereignty and community development and just completed three full terms on the board of the Winnipeg Food Council

Kelly loves to cook, bake, read, and spin, though lately these all have taken a backseat as she tries to keep up with her toddler.

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Michael is a senior videographer and jack-of-all-trades at the Environmental Conservation Lab. His work with Wa Ni Ska Tan involves professionally recording interviews with elders and land users so that the research can be disseminated to a wider audience. He co-directed and filmed the feature-length documentary One River, Many Relations (2014) about Fort Chipewyan, a community downstream from the Alberta oil sands and the B.C. Bennet Dam. The film explores entirely from a grassroots community perspective the impacts of industry and energy production on their territory. – Fun Fact: Michael learned video production skills in Cape Town, South Africa.[/wr_vc_section_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][wr_vc_section_image img_url=”5603″][wr_vc_section_title title=”Becky Filopoulos” line_height=”40px” margin=”0px” padding=”0px”][wr_vc_section_title title=”Communications Coordinator” font_size=”17px” line_height=”20px” text_transform=”lowercase” margin=”0px” padding=”0px”][wr_vc_section_text]

Becky is the communications coordinator with Wa Ni Ska Tan. Her work involves creating content for running social media and managing the website. Becky’s background is in environmental studies and biology and past experiences include conservation and restoration in prairie and forest ecosystems, as well as community engagement and education. She loves learning about medicinal plants and hopes to promote a greater respect for the environment by guiding people to understand issues and finding sustainable solutions. Outside of work Becky participates in various art and photography projects around Winnipeg and is a singer/songwriter in a local band.

[/wr_vc_section_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][wr_vc_section_image img_url=”5606″][wr_vc_section_title title=”Ashley Wolfe” line_height=”40px” margin=”0px” padding=”0px”][wr_vc_section_title title=”Project Coordinator for KisKinHaMaKiWin” font_size=”17px” line_height=”20px” text_transform=”lowercase” margin=”0px” padding=”0px”][wr_vc_section_text]Tansi Boozhoo!

Wabishki Binaise Siik Ndizhnikaaz, Nimaamaa dash Ninookomis Peguis First Nation, Selkirk St. Peter’s Oonjii, Winnipeg Ndoonjii,  Garson Brokenhead Ndaa,  Ma’iingan Ndoodem. 

My name is Ashley Wolfe, and my traditional name is White Thunderbird Woman. My maternal line comes from Peguis First Nation, (modern day Selkirk and St. Peter’s, Manitoba), I currently reside in the community of Garson, in the RM of Brokenhead, and I am Wolf Clan. I am also German, my maternal Grandfather was born in Dittersbach, Germany and came to Canada by ship, through Montreal, before resettling in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am also a German language speaker. My father’s side is all Irish, briefly residing in Saint John, New Brunswick, from Belfast and County Cork, Ireland, before resettling in Winnipeg as well.

I am the acting Co-ordinator for KisKinHaMaKiWin, and I am currently in the last year of my Undergraduate Degree. Once complete, I will have my Advanced Bachelor of Arts Degree, Majoring in Indigenous Studies, Minoring in History. My focus with the program is working to decolonize education through Land-based learning, working with Youth and Elders, and bringing awareness of the importance of water through an Indigenous Knowledges perspective. Through the KisKinHaMaKiWin program, I am able to work with communities showing them how accessible water testing within the community is, and to encourage our next generation of land and water protectors through hands on experience.[/wr_vc_section_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]