Speaker

Leona Bird

Auntie in Residence

Jansen Discovery Lodge

Meet Leona:

Leona Bird Teepee Woman (Notake Wikamik) is of Cree and Hungarian descent and is from the George Gordon First Nation within Treaty 4 in Southern Saskatchewan.   She is Kokum Bird of 23 grandchildren and resides in Saskatoon.  Leona has been with ATCO since 2012 and has held a variety of progressively senior roles, having worked in 3 provinces and 4 camps.

In her current role, she is the Auntie in Residence (a pilot project), which is a support role for Indigenous staff at Jansen Discovery Lodge in SK.  As Auntie, her role is to mentor and provide a safe and comfortable space for Indigenous employees to practice their spirituality. It also includes a cultural footprint.  Through Elders, Indigenous art and décor, artifacts, photos, and indigenous films and books, these key approaches assist in the retention of Indigenous employees. 

Want to Take Part? Become a Partner!

We have three events happening across Canada this year. Learn more about the high level Indigenous and non-indigenous industry and community leaders that your brand will get exposed to.

Popular spot go fast! Find out what opportunities are remaining by having our team reach out to you to connect.

Get Your Tickets & Secure Your Spot

More than an event, Forward Summit is an experience. We have a variety of events and pricing options for you to choose from to ensure you join the conversation in 2024. 

View the variety of pricing options available for you and your team:

Scroll to Top