Speaker, Workshop Facilitator
Kirstin Scansen-Isbister is a Research and Policy Analyst with Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS), based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She is a Woods Cree woman, and a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band in northern Saskatchewan.
Kirstin has a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and political science from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Arts in Indigenous governance from the University of Victoria. She is passionate about serving Indigenous women, families, and communities and has spent her career thus far in program development and coordination roles, health and environmental policy research and youth and student support services.
Kirstin is committed to learning traditional Cree skills and land-based knowledges, and enjoys fishing, berry, mushroom and medicine picking with her family in northern Saskatchewan, as well as hiking, swimming, cycling and snowshoeing.
Kirstin lives on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem First Nation).