Jacquline is Cree Métis woman, born in Edmonton with her family roots strongly grounded in the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement. Professionally, she has had extensive experience working with marginalized populations and advocacy has always been the common thread in all of her work. After switching from a BA in Psychology to Social Work, Jacqueline has enjoyed specializing in community development and social justice. She has also taken training on internalized racism and sexism under the tutelage of the Alberta Network of Immigrant Women and Tina Lopez (Dancing on Live Embers.
Jacqueline has been an oskâpêwis (Elder’s helper or Helper at ceremonies) and is is strongly guided by the traditional teachings. She defines herself mainly as a de-contructionalist, agitator and decolonizer.
Junetta Jamerson is a passionate community advocate, artist and mentor. She is a daughter of Alberta’s African-American community, raised in the political ideals of her people. She has won the majority of her acclaim as a vocalist, however, it is her mentorship with women and children in Edmonton’s Pan-African community that has been the most gratifying and affected the most change.