Kalyn Kodiak

I am a proud Métis and two-spirit individual, a Métis Herbalist & Cultural Guide, carrying forward the legacy of healers, teachers, and artists from my lineage. Serving as the founding member and current president of the Alberta Herbalists Association, my journey with plant medicines began at the Wild Rose College of Natural Healing in 2006, where I later attained the title of Clinical Herbalist in 2012.
With a commitment to both Michif Lifeways and modern western medical research on phytochemicals, I serve as a vital resource on traditional medicines within the Métis communities of southern Alberta. Additionally, I practice the art of aen aapikayahk sayncheur flayshii (Métis sash weaving). Teaching is my passion, and I regularly conduct workshops on health, herbs, Métis traditions, plant identification, and cultural art. I feel privileged to have visited numerous schools, youth, and community groups as a culture teacher and herbalist. Guiding both locals and tourists alike, I offer insights into the rich heritage of the Métis people of southern Alberta.

Teacher/Leader Hailey

Hailey Lambert

Tansaii! I was born, raised, and still reside here in Calgary, MNA region 3. I am honoured and proud to come from a rich Métis heritage. I feel responsible for and passionate about spreading awareness to others about the beauty, and preserving our traditions, our Métis Culture. I am so grateful to be apart of this team. Working with the youth is so fulfilling because it’s important for our children to know where they come from. I would also like to thank the mentors, and elders in my life who have given me the knowledge and stories to continue to pass on to generations.

Teacher/Leader Amy

Amy Barton

Taanishi, Amy Barton nisihkâson.I am a Member of the Metis Nation of Alberta. I’m a Mother of 3, an Advanced Care Paramedic, a Rupertsland Institute Professional Learning Facilitator, and a Bow Valley College Introduction to Indigenous Studies facilitator. I’m committed to life-long learning and sharing my Métis history and culture. Permaculture design, Métis lifeways and the teachings of the medicine wheel are important value systems in my family’s lives. Growing food is my passion! I want to build healthy resiliency and sustainability for my family, community, and myself.

Teacher/Leader Rebecca

Rebecca Lavallee

My name is Rebecca Lavallee. I am a proud Métis women. I was born and raised in Lac La Biche Alberta, Region 1, and I now live in Calgary Alberta, Region 3. I have always been connected to my Métis culture and understand the importance of being a part of our community. I have worked as an advocate and representative for Métis youth to ensure their voices are being heard, and now as a cultural teacher. I love to listen and share all the things I continue to learn about what it is to be Métis

Teacher/Leader Maya

Maya Barton

Taanishi! My name is Maya, I am a proud Red River Métis woman who has recently moved back home to Calgary. I feel my best when spending time in nature, learning new things, and connecting with others. I have worked as a professional nanny for several years, as I find great joy and fulfilment in being a positive leader for young ones and most importantly, having fun! In my spare time, I love diving into a new book, finding different recipes to try, and discovering new ways to channel my creativity through art and writing.