Welcome to Allison Duck Chief who has joined CommunityWise for the next 8 weeks in a position funded through Canada Summer Jobs (Administrative and Community Development Support). We’re really excited to work with you, Allison!
Allison has shared the following information about herself:
My name is Allison Duck Chief, and my Blackfoot given name is Niinakii, which means ‘Head Chief Woman’. I am a current Communications student at Mount Royal University, where I am majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Indigenous Studies. I was born in Calgary Alberta and was raised on the reservation of Siksika Nation by my grandparents.
There are many things I hope to achieve throughout my life, and knowing that I have strong Indigenous cultural and familial roots helps me to remain on the path towards my future and the future of my family, friends, and nation. With that, I hold the idea of community close to me. I am looking forward to my summer position here at CommunityWise, and hope to learn and apply my skills wherever I can.