Tanya Kappo [J.D. 2012]

Tanya Kappo

Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation
Indigenous Rights Activist, Actively involved when Idle No More began, Faculty Member for Dechinta University (a land based education program)

What inspires you?
I am inspired by the strength, beauty and resilience of our ancestors. This inspiration has kept me grounded - to enable me to move forward in working to create the space and time in which we, as Indigenous people, can exist as who we are.

What is your advice to current Indigenous university students and the 2014 Indigenous graduates of the University of Manitoba?
Enjoy your learning experience, but don't let it define you or limit you. Remember that you are there as much to teach as you are to learn. Persevere, work hard, and be committed. But most importantly - be kind to yourself.

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