Michelle Bamford

In her long-time role as a kindergarten teacher, Michelle Bamford was inspired by her young students to meet the neighbours living across from her workplace in the Tsuut’ina Nation. She thought if her young students could meet Tsuut’ina early learners, Elders and Indigenous teachers, perhaps these relationships could have a positive influence on their respective parents. In learning and discovering truths about colonization and reconciliation in Canada through the Call to Action program, Michelle felt the time was right for local settler families to get to know the community that has lived right next door to them – as strangers.

Michelle Bamford