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Quinn Saretsky
Winnipeg, MB

Nominated by: Southern Chiefs Organization

Quinn Saretsky is a Metis woman born and raised in Southern Manitoba. She holds a BA from the University of Winnipeg in Politics and an MA in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria. Her Masters’ research focused on building anti-colonial community-based praxis that incorporates Indigenous feminism into violence prevention and decarceration strategies in Manitoba. Quinn has worked in both government and non-profit sectors including Probation Services; Cultural Outreach with the Spence Neighborhood Association; and Bail Supervision with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba.  She is currently on maternity leave from her most recent position as a Project Manager for Project Manitouwabi – a pilot project intended to connect men and women leaving provincial and federal custody with housing and cultural supports. Quinn has presented on panels at events such as the University of Manitoba’s 4th Annual Indigenous Health Symposium; Restorative Justice Week Winnipeg (’16); a discussion hosted by UVic Indigenous Law Student’s Association on Indigenous Sovereignty in the 21st Century; and has guest lectured at the University of Manitoba in the course ‘Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian Justice System.’