Boozhoo, Giiwidiniibinaseek in’digoo, biizhew ‘ndoodem, Naotkamegwanning in’doonjii.
Hello, my English name is Jocelyn White and I want to direct my gratitude and excitement to be working for Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council (AKRC) as the Structural Readiness Coordinator.
First off, I would like to say Miigwech to my co-workers for giving me this opportunity to work in the field of education. I am super grateful and excited to build new relationships with the people, as well as a great team who work hard for their communities.
I am from Whitefish Bay First Nation – the neighbouring community of Animakee Wa Zhing #37 and Dogpaw First Nation, where I have grown up my whole life. I am a mother of two beautiful girls who are 7yrs and 5yrs. I also come from a big powwow family, who sing and dance as well as many nieces and nephews. My life has been affiliated and enriched with our tradition, culture, powwows, travelling and as well as education. This has been my parents primary goals for my siblings and I, in order to have the balance in today’s society. With these goals instilled in me, I plan to pass these teachings down to my daughters, education, traditions, and culture.
Not only will I be a mentor to my daughters, but for the communities of Anishinaabeg of Kabapikotawangag as well. I look forward to working with everyone and to establish goals that are best needed for your children, and our people.