Marcia Mirasty, Conference Speaker and Academic
Marcia Mirasty is a member of Canoe Lake Cree First Nation in northern Saskatchewan. She is married to Rico and together they are blessed with three children. They make Flying Dust First Nation their home.
Marcia has been a champion in helping our Indigenous people step into their greatness. She is a selfless Indigenous Cree woman with strong cultural values and beliefs who works tirelessly believing that everyone deserves a second chance: to be stronger, to be healthier, and become whole in every area of their lives.
She has over 25 years of professional experience in the area of healing and wellness. Marcia has a love for learning and is committed to increasing education and awareness in the area of healing and wellness. She believes that we need to increase knowledge and expertise in both community members and front line staff in a combined approach.
She believes that, “The best gift we can give to our children is when we heal ourselves” and “in order to have strong healthy communities we need to have strong healthy members supported by strong healthy staff.”
Marcia has had many great achievements. She received the Queen’s Jubilee Golden Jubilee Medal, graduated top in her class for the First Nations Health Manager’s Association and was named valedictorian, presented alongside Justice Murray Sinclair during the National Truth and Reconciliation National Gathering and worked with countless Elders with regards to the residential school file.
She has spoken at hundreds of workshops geared towards healing and wellness and has stood as a true leader and a motivational speaker who has inspired many people to be “break cycles of dysfuntion and move forward in a powerful way for the benefit of our future generations”.
She is embarking on a new career as an Independent Entrepreneur promoting healing and wellness with her company “Corner Creek Consulting”!
Marcia has worked for the last 26 years in serving others in the following capacities:
- Reporter, Northwest Eagle
- Home-School Liaison Officer, Northwest School Division
- Health Promotion Coordinator, Meadow Lake Tribal Council
- Aboriginal Health Foundation – Project Coordinator, Flying Dust First Nation
- Manager of Human Services, Flying Dust First Nation
Marcia holds the following designations:
- Bachelor of Arts, 4 Year – Major Native Studies, University of Saskatchewan
- Bachelor of Social Work, University of Regina/Registered Social Worker
- Indian Career and Community Counselling Program (ICCCP), Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, University of Regina
- Certified First Nations Health Manager, First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA)
- Life Skills Coach, Red Echo & Associates
- John Maxwell Team Coach, JMT Online University
Currently Enrolled In:
- Master of Northern Governance and Development (MNGD), University of Saskatchewan
Women Warriors Youtube, June 04, 2016:
Indigenous Women’s Traditional Gathering 2016:
Part 1 “Traditional Partnerships.”
Part 2 “Traditional Partnerships.”
Part 3 “Traditional Partnerships.”