Cheyenne Stonechild, Cree (Nehiyaw) and Irish. Member of the Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada. Raised in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Cheyenne gained interesting life experience through her time with the Ministry of Child and Family Development, BC, due to the quality of 'care' she received over a lengthy period in her youth. That is where she started to advocate for change in the world. She is currently working as an independent contractor on a case-by-case basis. She became a member of the advisory at the FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children to lend her voice to issues that matter. Cheyenne has been an advocate for Indigenous children involved with the Ministry of Child and Family Development since 2012. She has hosted workshops for the public on Indigenous genealogy and a variety of other topics. She has presented at conferences for organizations such as Continuing Legal Education Society of BC (CLEBC), The Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (CBABC), The Trial Lawyers Association of BC, and a public speaker on select issues. Cheyenne was the "4 the Generation Project" manager from 2015 – 2021 and was a member of the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) from 2018 - 2020. Cheyenne has actively contributed to the growth of her community in various capacities and is committed to continuing this work going forward.
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