Alberta First Nations
Kyra Northwest is from the Montana First Nation (Akamihk) which is one of the four Maskwacis Cree Nations. She currently works for the Samson Cree Nation (Nipisikopahk) as the Traditional Land Use Lead in the Consultation Office. Kyra also sits on Samson Cree Nation’s Nipiy Committee, which has developed a vision for water security and water sovereignty to ensure water for future use by Members of the Nation. Her educational background is in Anthropology, for which she attained a Bachelors of Arts in from Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, AB. Kyra co-facilitates the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan’s First Nation’s Table “Watching the Land” working group which focuses on the inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge into cultural/community-based monitoring. In her down time Kyra likes to play sports and is active in hockey and slo-pitch. She also loves to travel and attend concerts.