Gwen is a citizen of the Ktunaxa Nations and has worked for her Nation for the past twenty-seven years, primarily within the Social Sector, serving as both Director of Education and Director of Health. Gwen has extensive experience in relationship building and has both developed and instructed First Nations Studies courses at the College of the Rockies.
She worked with the College of the Rockies to establish the Nation Rebuilding: Planning for Indigenous Governance program. It is a distance education program designed to help First Nations build capacity to undertake for themselves, the planning and development required to successfully transition to self-government.
In her current role as Director of Corporate Services and Governance Transition, Gwen is responsible for guiding the Ktunaxa Nation’s transition to self-governance, based on their traditional values and principles.
Gwen’s formal training is in Business Administration development and she operates her own small business, as a community planner, facilitator/trainer, artist and curriculum developer.