Treaty 2 Territory – On Monday September 23 I began training and orientation in my new job as a FNT2T Local Nation Helper. I am very excited to be in this job and look forward to what the next 6 months has in store.
I feel very passionate about this job because I see a real difficulty in getting information out to all of our members, on and off community. I have many ideas buzzing around in my mind on how to get more of our communities’ involvement. I look forward to learning more about constitutional development and the history of the Anishinaabeg.
I feel privileged and honored to be a part of the FNT2T team. Over the next few weeks I will be getting myself familiarized with all that they do. (Which is a lot!)
Some history about me:
My name is Lisa LeDoux. I was born in Thompson Manitoba and lived my whole childhood there. My husband, who grew up in Gillam, MB, and I moved south to Brandon, MB a few months after we got married on a cold February 15th. We’ve now been married for 17 years and we have 4 wonderful children; Emily, Dylan, Tahneal and Trytyn. Our older kids are heavily involved in music and we travel from Yorkton, SK to Brandon, MB on a weekly basis for their lessons. They are our future symphonists.
My family and I now live in Gambler First Nation. My father-in-law is the chief, my sister-in-law in one of our two councillors and my husband has been working out here for the last 1-2 years while I tried to keep the fort held down in Brandon. Needless to say, this didn’t work out too well. I ended up burnt out from taking care of 4 kids alone and he ended up getting burnt out from the drive every weekend. So, when the opportunity arose, we gathered our things and moved into a home in the community.
I am not treaty to Gambler First Nation but I do consider it my home. I am treaty to Sandy Bay First Nation, however I do not know much about my heritage and culture. I’ve learned a few things over the years but I very much look forward to learning more about traditional Anishinaabeg culture and language.
So, thank you again, FNT2T for giving me this opportunity to learn and grow. I hope you will be pleased to what I can bring to the table.
Lisa LeDoux, FNT2T Local Nation Helper
Gambler First Nation
Last modified: October 3, 2019