Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty was born and raised in Grande Prairie Alberta. Her family is from Sturgeon Lake Creek Nation in Treaty 8 territory. Etienna is a certified teacher and has teaching experience in both First Nations community schools and in provincial schools. Etienna has completed her Masters in Secondary Education at the University of Alberta. Her thesis topic was titled “Pihtikwe: Exploring Withness in Teacher Preparedness and Professional Development. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Alberta a enjoys researching topics such as Treaty Relationships, Ethical Relationality, Indigenous Knowledge and Pedagogy and Place, and Land-Based Education. Etienna also works as an Assistant Professor at MacEwan University in the Bachelor of Early Childhood and Curriculum Studies.
Etienna visits regularly with our full day Kindergarten class to share her knowledge with learners and educators. She consults with the Board and educators to help shape EFSS programming and policy towards Treaty understandings and values.