It’s about helping the world understand that as an Anishinaabekwe, as a strong Anishinaabekwe, I have a voice that I need to use so people understand that we have a value and place in this world.

Cristine Rego is a proud member of Lac Seul First Nation.  She has a Masters of Social Work and is a Registered Social Worker.  Cristine is the Coordinator for the Social Service Worker Program at Fleming College and is also a full time professor. She is an experienced social worker who has a background in child welfare, provincial and federal corrections, education at the college and university level, crisis work, curriculum development and counselling.  Cristine has focused much of her work in the area of social justice and on trauma, including Intergenerational Trauma.  She is a published writer and sought after speaker on issues like Intergenerational Trauma, suicide awareness, attachment, treating prescription drug abuse, Motivational Interviewing, Cultural Safety, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and MI that include a First Nation cultural lens.  Cristine presents her work both nationally and internationally.  She is a two time recipient of the Women of Distinction Award for her work.  In her spare time, Cristine enjoys writing, photography and sewing.  She is a grandmother, mother, sister and auntie.