Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Natacha comes from Pikogan, in Quebec’s Abitibi region, and is a member of the Anishnabeg Nation. A federal government employee since 2002, she has extensive experience in program management. She also had the privilege of serving on the team of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Natacha holds a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from Université Laval and, after taking a two-year training program in criminology at the University of Ottawa, she obtained a master’s degree in public administration in 2017.
Natacha has been active on numerous committees dealing with indigenous matters, especially in the areas of employability and skills development. Reconciliation and the broad sharing of indigenous cultures are everyday priorities for her. Natacha loves walking and politics, and she ran twice in municipal elections. Married for 23 years, she is the mother of three teenagers – who still talk to her!