University of Alberta | Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP)
Brayden Omeasoo-Steinhauer (He/They) isiyihkâsow, is a Two-spirit, Nêhiyaw, who hails from Treaty 6, where he has matrilineal roots in the Maskwacis Community, as well as the Saddle Lake Cree nation. Currently, he is a full-time student at the University of Alberta, where he is working towards a bachelor of elementary education through the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) department. He is in his final year and expects to graduate in 2024. Brayden is a role model in the Ermineskin Cree Nation and Maskwacis community. Other than continuing his own academic interests, he serves as the youth advisory board member for Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Incorporated (NGCI), the economic arm of his First Nation. In this role, he becomes the conduit of dialogue between the youth in the community and NGCI operations. Other leadership roles he holds include the board chairman for the Ermineskin Education Trust Fund, as well as a co-facilitator for the Wâpan Ahcahkwak Youth Group, which has a focus on Indigenous art, Cree language, and land based education.