Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Shelley is a member of the North Slave Métis Alliance, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
She is the founder of an Indigenous focused holistic health program, Women Warriors (www.womenwarriors.club). Shelley is the recipient of the Hotıì ts’eeda (NWT SPOR Support Unit) Research Capacity Development Grant, and for two consecutive years, the Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation (AIM-HI) Undergrad Summer Student Stipend for her Indigenous women’s health research, Digital Storytelling as an Indigenous Women’s Health Advocacy Tool: Empowering Indigenous Women to Frame Their Health Stories.
She published an academic article from her research, Decolonizing Health Care: Indigenous Digital Storytelling as Pedagogical Tool for Cultural Safety in Health Care Settings in Northern Public Affairs Magazine (2020). Shelley was awarded first runner up in the Sally Manning Award for Indigenous Creative Non-Fiction (2020) in Up Here magazine.
She is currently studying for the LSAT with a view to applying to the University of Victoria Joint Degree Program in Canadian Common Law and Indigenous Legal Orders (JD/JID).