Nakuset ‎

Nakuset is an activist and the Executive Director of the Native Women's Shelter of Montréal; she is Cree from Lac la Ronge, Saskatchewan. She has three beautiful boys, Kistin, Mahkisis and Mahihkan. She was adopted by a Jewish family in Montreal and draws on her adoptee experience in her advocacy work for Indigenous children in care. Nakuset is the creator, producer and host of the television series Indigenous Power, was voted “Woman of the Year 2014” by the Montreal Council of Women and is the Indigenous columnist for MaTV’s CityLife. Nakuset was featured in Real Talk on Race, the award winning CBC series. In 2017, she was selected by the CKX City Series as a speaker/shift disturber due to the work she does to shift the status quo for urban Aboriginal women. In November 2017, she was a speaker for TEDxMontrealWomen. Nakuset is dedicated to improving the lives of urban Aboriginals.