Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Kaya Wheeler – of Anishnaabe and Nehiyaw descent – is a registered member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a bachelor of arts in Indigenous Studies, and has been working within the Indigenous community in Winnipeg for more than 10 years. She has spent a large portion of this time working with Indigenous youth in many areas, including acting and storytelling for theatre. For the last 5 years she has specifically worked with emerging and mid-career storytellers in film, tv and digital media. She has had experience both volunteering and working on film sets, and even had a small stint on the stage and in front of the camera.