Marilyn Shirt – Language Team Lead

Marilyn is from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation and is currently the Team Lead for Language program at UnBQ College.  Marilyn’s commitment to the revitalization of the Cree language stems from her desire to ensure that her daughter Nepeya has a Cree language community to return to.  Marilyn has worked in adult education for twenty-seven years, four years in small business and four years in Early Childhood Development Cree immersion before devoting her time to Language revitalization for both Cree and Dene.  She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from the University of Calgary, a Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology from John F. Kennedy University and a Doctorate degree in iyiniw pimātisiwin kiskeyihtamowin studies from the Blue Quills First Nations College.