Dr. Heidi Hansen is Cree from her late mother’s side (Whitefish Lake, Alberta) and German from her father’s side. She completed her doctorate in Education Leadership from Simon Fraser University in 2012. Heidi has a Bachelor and a Master’s degree in Social Work, both from the University of British Columbia (UBC). She has worked as a Family Therapist, a First Nations Counselor, a First Nations Patient Advocate, a Community Liaison Coordinator, and an instructor for UBC, Vancouver Community College (VCC) and Douglas College. She currently provides counseling and workshop/training services to individuals, couples, families and communities through her company, HLHansen Counselling Inc. Heidi is proud of her heritage and respects and honours both cultures and ways of knowing.