Aboriginal Women's Professional Association


A born descended of the Plains Cree of Treaty 6 and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Fort Hall, Idaho. She was raised in Maswacis, Alberta and the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. Graduating from the University of Alberta in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies was a highlight of her academic career with aspiration to attain her masters. She has worked in her community of Maskwacis and in Edmonton in the Human Resource, Employment and Training field for the past 7 years. In 2012, she created a partnership company, The Career Chicks, providing Aboriginal training to organizations that need training and diversification. For more information Vickie Wetchie can be reached by email.



Dr. Claire Clark is commitment to community and her mentorship of Aboriginal women and youth. Owner of Claire Clark and Associates, Dr. Clark was co-founder of the Aboriginal Women’s Professional Association. She also played a central role in the development of Edmonton’s Aboriginal Business and Professional Association, serving as a founding board member. Following her passion for developing future leaders, Dr. Clark founded a Toastmasters Club for Aboriginal people. In 2011, she was featured on Global Edmonton’s Women of Vision and was nominated for a YWCA Women of Distinction Award for her work in Aboriginal employment and business.  For more information Dr. Clare Clarke can be reach by email.

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The AWPA board help shape the Aboriginal community of Treaty 6 by ensuring relationships with Aboriginal women are embraced, relationships are established and opportunities to build capacity are readily made available to the women.The AWPA Board believes by investing and empowering in the lives of Aboriginal women begins at the infant, child, adolescent, adult and elder stages of life. It is about making strong connection with current and future generations of Aboriginal women who make the City of Edmonton there home.


Bio coming soon. For more information Jaylene Littlepoplar can reach by email.


Kristal Roman is part owner of a family run construction company, started in 2006. She completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a Major in Management Studies from Grant MacEwan University in 2010, after which she worked for three years with The Business Link, providing information and support to Entrepreneurs wishing to start and operate a small business in Alberta. In 2011, she received an Indigenous Women in Leadership Certificate from the Banff Centre. Her interests include travel, gardening, and lifelong learning. Kristal's goal with AWPA is to work with members to develop programs and events that reflect their needs and objectives. For more information Kristal Roman can be reached by email.

Bio coming soon. For more information April Eve. P Wiberg can reach by email.




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