Nevada Ouellette-Young Pine, BHSc
MEd Student Counselling Psychology, University of Lethbridge
Consultant & Trainer, maskihkiy wellness
oki! nisto annakaok Naato’hkotok Aakíí. tans’i! kisiko asiniwiskwew nitisiyihkason. Nevada Ouellette mônîyâw wihowin. niya neyihaw niya otipemisiwiskwew.
my name is Holy Rock Woman. I am Cree/Métis descended from Duck Lake, Saskatchewan and along the Red River in Manitoba. I am the mother to a sweet 4-year-old son, Naato’hkotok, who is my world! he is Blackfoot from Kainai on his father's side. in addition to family, traditional lifeways and approaches to wellness, including ceremony, are a signficant part of my life.
I came into this line of work as result of my own healing through culture and holistic, traditional approaches to wellness. I am currently completing my thesis to finish my Master of Education degree in counselling psychology through the University of Lethbridge, and have been accepted to start a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary in September 2020. I recently graduated from the Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma (IFOT) program at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and will start working on the instructional team for this program in fall.
IFOT has supported my passion for working with Indigenous people from a decolonizing lens, utilizing somatic and land-based approaches to working with trauma and supporting wellness. I have been working in the field as a counsellor since 2012, and have more recently been doing education and consultation work. I specialize in reconciliation workshops and powwow dance demonstrations, and am currently an assistant instructor for trauma and wellness workshops with the maskihkiy team.
I will be offering counselling services with maskihkiy later in 2020 when I have completed my registration as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC).
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