Treaty 2- The Earth Lodge is pleased to announce that Valerie McInnes will be joining the Earth Lodge and the Government of Treaty 2 as our Life Long Learning Bundle Holder on July 4, 2022. Valerie is leaving her position with Assiniboine Community College where she had the role as the Parkland Campus Director and the Education Director for Adult Learning in Dauphin.
Valerie resides in Dauphin with her husband, David, and has three grown children and two granddaughters. She has been involved with the education system for almost 35 years. Val has worked in the capacity of teacher, resource teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator in the K-12 system. At the post-secondary level, Valerie has been an instructor, researcher, student advisor, learning strategist, faculty development coach, and education director.
She has spent a large portion of her career working within Treaty 2 nations, having taught in both Sandy Bay and Ebb and Flow; and as a researcher on a project with Rolling River First Nation.
Valerie has a huge passion for learning and development, both at a student level but also at a leadership level. For the past three years, she has worked with FNT2T in different capacities through her employment with Assiniboine Community College.
“I am honoured to be joining the team at FNT2T and the Earth Lodge. I look forward to reconnecting with the communities that had a great influence on my development as an educator and leader.” (V. McInnes)
The Earth Lodge welcomes Valerie to our team! We look forward to her sharing her knowledge and experience in education, as we lay the foundation for a future college and school system in Treaty 2.
Submitted by Renée McGurry,
Earth Lodge Development Helper