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Shannon Monk

Sakatay Global
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Shannon Monk is the founder and CEO of Sakatay Global, ( and creator of the Indigenous Circle Approach to Cultural Confidence ™. She has been a leader and innovator in Indigenous Education for almost 35 years.  In addition to her current cultural training work, Shannon has also led a number of high-profile national projects to inspire cultural confidence and build relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and organizations. Most recently, this has included:

  • Students on Ice Mi’kmaq Youth Project – Assembly of First Nations for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Students on Ice
  • Raised Voices: Carriers of Hope Youth Education Forum – Assembly of First Nations for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Three Things Consulting
  • Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Canada C3 Legacy Room – Canada C3 and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Foundation
  • It’s Our Time First Nations Education Digital Tool Kit – Assembly of First Nations and Apple Canada
  • Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada – Assembly of First Nations and Canadian Geographical Society
  • Enhancing Indigenous Education Through Co-Creation – Rideau Hall Foundation and Three Things Consulting
  • Capacity Development Project – Pathways to Education and Three Things Consulting
  • Indigenous Languages Project – Government of the Northwest Territories
  • YMCA Federation Resource Kit on Indigenous Programs and Initiatives – YMCA Canada

Shannon’s academic accreditation includes a Graduate Degree in Public Administration with a focus on Indigenous Policy and Governance from Queen’s University, along with a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies, and a Bachelor of Education.  Shannon is of Mi’kmaq (Prince Edward Island) and Celtic (Nova Scotia) descent, and a member of St. Theresa Point First Nation, an Oji-Cree isolated fly-in community in northern Manitoba.

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