Hello / Boozhoo
My name is Jenelle Manitowabi and I am an Anishinaabe Kwe from Lac Seul First Nation in Northwestern Ontario. I am currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Criminology at Nipissing University. In this fireside chat, we were able to discuss my experiences playing competitive hockey, attending college and then university, and starting my podcast. Growing up in a northern community meant moving away from home on multiple occasions and I am glad we were able to discuss my experiences as I believe they will help others in similar situations. We also discuss the importance of trusting yourself and your capabilities in order to grow into the best version of yourself. I am grateful that fireside chats are able to create a safe space for discussion and look forward to following the series.
Thank you / Miigwetch,
Future Pathways Fireside Chats are a project of TakingITGlobal's Connected North Program.
Funding is generously provided by the RBC Foundation in support of RBC Future Launch, and the Government of Canada's Supports for Student Learning program.