Josie Nepinak (Alberta)

Josie NepinakJosie Nepinak is the Executive Director of Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society, Emergency Women’s Shelter in Calgary Alberta. Josie’s 25-year background is steeped in complex social issues working with Indigenous organizations and advocacy for Indigenous women and families affected by family violence.  She has a degree in Women's Studies.  Josie is Anishinabe from treaty four and believes in a balanced approach, with teachings of Indigenous wisdom and healing in combination with contemporary western methodologies in promoting the health and well-being of First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals, families and communities.