Karri-Lynn Paul

Program Lead, Indigenous Programming, Coady Institute

Karri-Lynn Paul is a Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) woman and a member of Woodstock First Nation in New Brunswick. Her journey with Coady International Institute started in 2011 as an Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program participant, continued as a facilitator, then a mentor, and, in 2018, she joined as teaching staff with the program.  She has significant experience working with indigenous peoples in Canada and has a specific interest in working with indigenous women leaders. Previously, Karri-Lynn managed the Aboriginal Education Program and Iniskim Centre at Mount Royal University, and for the last five years, she has operated her facilitation and coaching business.  In her youth, she served for several years as a national youth representative for the Assembly of First Nations and co-founded the Aboriginal Youth Council of New Brunswick. More recently, she served a term as an elected town councillor in Redwood Meadows, Alberta; as a member of the First Nations Women’s Council on Economic Security for the Government of Alberta and currently as a member of the Going the Distance National Advisory Committee for Further Education Society of Alberta.  Karri-Lynn has an honour’s equivalency in Indigenous Studies from the First Nations University of Canada; a BA from St. Thomas University; a coaching certificate and an adult education certificate. She is pursuing her master’s degree in adult education from St. Francis Xavier University, with a concentration on indigenous women and critical transformative education.

Chargée de programmes, Programmes autochtonesCoady Institute 

Karri-Lynn Paul est une femme Wolastoqiyik (Malécite)membre de la Première nation de Woodstock au Nouveau-Brunswick. Son parcours au Coady International Institute a commencé en 2011, lorsqu’elle  a participé au programme Indigenous Women in Community Leadership, avant de devenir animatrice, et plus tard mentor et finalement rejoindre le personnel enseignant du programme en 2018.  Elle possède une vaste expérience de travail auprès des peuples autochtones du Canada et s’intéresse particulièrement à la collaboration avec les femmes autochtones leaders. Karri-Lynn a auparavant dirigé le programme d’éducation autochtone et le Iniskim Centre de l’Université Mount Royal. Au cours des cinq dernières années, elle a exploité sa propre entreprise de facilitation et de coaching.  Dans sa jeunesse, elle a été représentante nationale des jeunes à l’Assemblée des Premières Nations pendant plusieurs années et cofondatrice du Aboriginal Youth Council of New Brunswick. Plus récemment, elle a été conseillère municipale élue à Redwood Meadows (Alberta), membre du First Nations Women’s Council on Economic Security du gouvernement de l’Alberta et actuellement membre du Going the Distance National Advisory Committee for Further Education Society of Alberta.  Karri-Lynn a une équivalence de diplôme en études autochtones de l’Université des Premières Nations du Canada ; un baccalauréat ès arts de l’Université St. Thomas ; un certificat d’entraîneur et un certificat en éducation des adultes. Elle poursuit des études de maîtrise en éducation des adultes à l’Université St. Francis Xavier, avec une concentration sur les femmes autochtones et l’éducation transformatrice critique. 


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Canada’s role as Ally for Indigenous Leadership in Community Development

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REGISTER FOR THIS SESSION NOW This panel highlights the leadership of Indigenous women both globally and in Canada and demonstrates the ways that Canada’s commitments to sustainable development goals are equally critical and can be achieved for Indigenous communities at abroad and at home. Efforts to achieve positive social change must begin at the local […]

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