Our Team

Michelle Monkman,

Program Lead

Michelle is a First Nations Registered Nurse from Kinosao Sipi Cree Nation and currently resides in Western Manitoba.  She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 2004 and has spent her entire career working with Indigenous peoples in a variety of areas including home care, public and community health, long-term care and in education.  Michelle is passionate about health equity, cultural safety, and Indigenous health. To improve her ability to make positive change in these areas of passion, Michelle enrolled in Athabasca University’s Master of Nursing Program in 2018.  Michelle graduated from the program in 2022 and was the recipient of Athabasca University’s Governor General Gold Medal Award.  If you were to ask Michelle what her biggest accomplishments are, she will tell you that it is her family.  Outside of work, Michelle loves to spend time with her partner, 4 children, and grandchild and enjoys being outdoors and staying active.