Wáhiakatste (Wahi) is a traditional Kanien'kehá:ka woman from the community of Kahnawá:ke. She is an Independent Consultant in education, leadership, and indigenization as well as a Columnist for the Globe and Mail. She is also currently completing her master’s degree in Educational Leadership at McGill University.
Wahi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Brain Sciences from Dartmouth College and has previously completed graduate work in Psychology at Harvard University. Her professional experience includes serving as an Educational Consultant at the Kahnawake Education Center, managing the Youth Portfolio at Quebec Native Women’s Association, and working as a National Economic Development Associate for Indigenous communities at the Canadian Executive Service Organization. Outside of her work, Wahi is engaged in numerous volunteer initiatives such as collaborating as the main subject of the CBC/Radio-Canada documentary 'Sur la grande terre’ which compares the lives of Indigenous peoples in Canada and Siberia, as well as advocating for environmental protection and Indigenous rights at the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.
“It’s a true pleasure to be working on this project with the team, as Selwyn House and its community hold a special place in my heart.”