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Julie Pigeon

Indigenous Student Success Coordinator

Julie Pigeon is part of the Turtle Clan and a proud member of Batchewana First Nation on the shores of Lake Superior. Her mother was born and raised on Neyaashiinigmiing First Nation on Georgian Bay and her father was French Canadian. She began her career working at a shelter for Indigenous woman and children in Toronto before transitioning to post-secondary education.

Julie is available to support Indigenous learners in a holistic manner and believes that the post-secondary journey involves self-discovery and learning how identify one’s strengths to accomplish goals. As the Indigenous Student Success Coordinator, Julie can assist with navigating the post secondary system and can provide direction and support to students and their families from application to graduation and beyond.   

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Amanda Banning

Indigenous Coach

Amanda Banning is an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibway woman) of the Bear Clan from Fort Williams First Nations. Amanda grew up with her family in Thunder Bay, Ontario which is just a bridge crossing away from her Indigenous community that her family has called home since, documented, as early as the 1850’s. She has spent nearly all of her life working on a wide range of reserves throughout Ontario, and working closely within many Indigenous communities.

Amanda hopes to use her perspective as a former student to support current students to the resources available through the First People Indigenous Centre - Suswaaning Endaajig. She is inspired by her Anishinaabe Grandfather who fought in WWII, whose resilience and compassion fuel her passion for supporting success and creating an inclusive community for all.