Hello! My name is Melissa Lyons and I am happy to be apart of the reconciliation initiative with CRE. A bit about myself: I live on treaty 7 territory. I am in my final year of University, soon to be graduate in Sociology from the UofC. I am of mixed ancestry and proud of my Mi’ kmaq heritage as well as the German and Metis heritage.
I think this puts me in a unique understanding of reconciliation and relatable for my peers. I think reconciliation is long over due and Canada needs to move towards a better future and relationship to Indigenous peoples. I think this is achievable and I hope I can contribute to reshaping a better Canada.