Meet Shelley Wiart
Shelley Wiart is a member of the North Slave Métis Alliance, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Shelley is currently finishing her fourth year of a Bachelor of Arts program in the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Athabasca University. She is the founder of an Indigenous focused holistic health program, Women Warriors.
Shelley is the recipient of the Hotıì ts’eeda (NWT SPOR Support Unit) Research Capacity Development Program (2019) and the Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation (AIM-HI) Undergrad Summer Student Stipend (2019/2020) for her Indigenous women’s health research, Digital Storytelling as an Indigenous Women’s Health Advocacy Tool: Empowering Indigenous Women to Frame Their Health Stories.
She published an academic article from this research, Decolonizing Health Care: Indigenous Digital Storytelling as Pedagogical Tool for Cultural Safety in Health Care Settings in Northern Public Affairs Magazine (2020).
Shelley is an avid writer and was the first runner-up for her story, My Northern Healing for the Sally Manning Award for Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction (2020) in Up Here magazine. She has also earned a spot as part of Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference 2021 and is a mentor for the Chief Science Advisor’s Youth Council.
Shelley is the proud mother to three daughters.