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252 – Women Warriors: Advocating for Indigenous Women’s Health

Shelley Wiart is Métis and a member of the North Slave Métis Alliance, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She is currently enrolled full-time at Athabasca University in her fourth year of a four-year B.A degree – Concentration: Sociology, Minor: Women & Gender Studies. She is the proud mother to three girls and has a passion for running and fitness.

Shelley is the co-founder of an Indigenous-focused holistic health program, Women Warriors aimed at improving Indigenous women’s health outcomes. She facilitated this health promotions program from 2015-2018 and co-authored the 8 Weeks to Healthy Living manual. She trained Women Warriors facilitators for programs at Onion Lake Cree Nation (2018-2019) and through the City of Calgary (2018-2019).

Shelley is now focused on the impact of digital storytelling in healthcare with her research project, Digital Storytelling as an Indigenous Women’s Health Advocacy Tool: Empowering Indigenous Women to Frame Their Health Stories

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