Support Staff - Indigenous Lead: Cultural Navigator
We are pleased to announce that we will have Pollyanna McBain here at Ecole McTavish on Tuesday mornings, and Thursday and Fridays all day (Until further notice). Pollyanna is a Cultural Navigator and will be working with our Indigenous students with the goal of increasing graduation rates.
Elder Pollyanna McBain, a Mi’kmaq woman from the Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick. Elder Pollyanna, who while not originally of the community, has been here since 2014 and created strong connections and is able to build relationships to First Nations, Metis and Inuit of the Wood Buffalo region. With her extensive Indigenous knowledge, women’s teachings and storytelling ability she will share her wisdom as we gather together. Pollyanna worked for Indigenous & Northern Development as an Employment Equity Coordinator & Funding Services, Social Assistance Administrator for her community, Intervener/Support worker for Child & Family Services. Attended UNB Indigenous Business.