“For So Long….”
Wanda Gabriel is a citizen of Kanehsatake Mohawk nation. She is a community organizer as well as a national trainer & facilitator who use’s traditional Mohawk teachings and interactive techniques to facilitate family and community healing, specializing in working with women, families and youth. She has 18 years of experience working in First Nations communities dealing with crisis intervention and issues of sexual abuse, lateral violence, drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence and residential school issues. Wanda was also the regional coordinator of community support for Quebec and Ontario, at the National Aboriginal Healing Foundation. In recent years she has worked within the academic setting as an instructor and curriculum administrator. She is presently undertaking a whole new domain of work by providing social support to the Cree workers who are contracted by Hydro Quebec, for the James Bay project. Being a community organizer has given her the privilege of working in many different First Nations and Inuit communities across Turtle Island. Wanda is a licensed social worker with the Quebec Professional Order of Social Workers and a Graduate from McGill University, Master of social work program. Wanda lives in Kanehsatake, Quebec Mohawk territory.