Nevada is a mixed background Otipemisiwak (Métis) and member of the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA). Nevada is a co-founder, educator, and consultant with the Collective Wellness Pow Wow.
An old-style fancy dancer, she holds a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and is a trained Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapy (IFOT) therapist. Ouellette is currently perusing a PhD in Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary. Her work focuses on Indigenous approaches to research, community engagement, Indigenous trauma work/addiction and overcoming structural barriers that exist within the fields of mental health, research, and education. Combined with life experience, her passion lies in supporting other Indigenous individuals on their healing journey and providing culturally relevant training for therapist working with Indigenous clients.
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