Meet the Team
Biidaabun nDizhinikaz, Wiikwemikoong, Mnidoo Mnising nDoonjeba, Waawaashkesh nDoodem, Anishinaabe, Potawatomi miinwaa Odawa nDa'aw, Nogojiwanong, Peterborough megwa ndeda. My name is Beedahbin, and I grew up in Wiikwemikoong Unceded Reserve, on beautiful Manitoulin Island. I am Deer clan and I am an Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy. Ten years ago I left my home community to attend Trent University and have come to love the territory of Nogojiwanong, including the diversity of people. I have found my passion as an instructor within mainstream institution, as well as finding ways to reach Indigenous youth in our communities. I work at Fleming College as a Professor of Indigenous Studies, and work occasionally as a curriculum developer and instructor with the Trent University TRACKS program where we engage youth and integrate Indigenous Traditional knowledge and western Science. In addition, I hold a personal responsibility to the urban Indigenous community, my home community, and my family, both extended and biological, in the hopes that the next generations will see the value in their heritages and feel welcome in mainstream society. I find much hope in the collaborations that are occurring throughout our society, as well as in institutions, communities, and different levels of governing systems.
For additional information, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beedahbin-peltier-a66b5ab3
Gete mnidoo iShkode kwe ndizhnikaaz, Kleinburg miinwaa Wiikwemkoong ndoonjibaa, Nogojiwanong miigwa ndidaa, Anishinaabekwe miinwaa Dutch ndow.
Aaniin! My English name is Kylie. I am an urban Anishinaabe kwe who grew up just north of Toronto in Kleinburg – traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee people. I am Dutch and Spanish through my mother, and Scottish, French and Ojibway through my father and grandfather who are members of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, situated on Manitoulin Island, Ontario. I now live in Nogojiwanong (Peterborough, Ontario), which is on the traditional lands of the Michi Saagig Anishinaabeg, within the territory of the Williams Treaty and Treaty #20.
I am a very proud Gusheh (mom) to my beautiful son, Zika’ige; I am a wife to my amazing husband and best friend, Beedahbin,; I am a daughter, sister and an Auntie to two beautiful little ones – Casimir and Cali Abitong who live in Sagamok First Nation; and a proud community Auntie to many others!
My career began with working in various areas of the provincial government, contributing to Indigenous related initiatives and projects. I began working at Fleming College, as the Indigenous Student Services Coordinator in September of 2010, here, I worked to create campus awareness, engaged in community relationship building initiatives and implemented programming and services that support the access, retention and success of Indigenous learners. I spent the last 2 years at Fleming College as the Manager of Indigenous Student Services where I oversaw all support services for FNMI students at our Peterborough, Lindsay and Haliburton campuses and led the development of their first Indigenous Rights Policy.Most recently, I accepted a new and exciting ro le with the Indigenous Policy Section of the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry as a Senior Policy Advisor.
I am co-owner and Corporate Indigenization Consultant with Indigenize.ca. This work includes the facilitation of training, policy advising, educational workshops and guest speaking engagements.
For additional information, please visit: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/kylie-fox-b4617338
Kylie and Beedahbin have two unique skill sets and life experiences that allows for innovative ideas and business solutions that are not confined to either the remote or urban Indigenous perspective.
Beedahbin brings with him a wealth of traditional Anishinaabe knowledge, and the experience of living within his First Nation community, surrounded by beautiful lands, his family and community and the understanding of challenges faced by living in northern, more remote communities.
Kylie brings with her a knowledge based on a urban experience. Growing up as a young entrepreneur, Kylie was focused on business effectiveness, customer service and solutions based approach to business.
Together, they offer a wide variety of perspectives, while providing a safe and non-judgemental learning environment.