Besides being the proud daughter to illustrator Jeffrey Wilson, Rebekah’s greatest passions include sport, culture, youth leadership, journalism and music. Rebekah is a proud citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario and a Sheridan Institute of Technology Alumni following her studies in Print Journalism at the Trafalgar Road Campus from 2007-2009.
In 2009, Rebekah worked as an editorial intern at the Creemore Echo before moving to Ottawa where she worked at the Métis Nation of Ontario as a registry and communications assistant. In 2010, Rebekah was chosen to be one of 350 Aboriginal youth from across Canada to dance in the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics as well as take part in the Indigenous Youth Gathering.
Rebekah previously worked as the GEN7 Program Coordinator (and then Manager of) with Motivate Canada, an organization that specializes in improving the lives of young people by fostering civic engagement, social entrepreneurship, social inclusion and leadership among youth through sport and physical activity.
Rebekah has also spent time working with on First Nation-Municipal relationship building with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, as well as working with Leaders International, a consulting firm focused on hiring high-level Indigenous executives in various organizations, institutions, etc.
Rebekah currently works within the Indigenous Relations team at the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, her main role as a liaison with a National Council of Elders and Youth independent advisory body to the organization.
Rebekah also does regular presentations to Ontario school boards on building and embracing her identity as a Métis woman.
I am a proud Métis woman. I was born and raised in the Great Lakes Métis region. I am currently a citizen of the Georgian Bay Métis community. Want to know more about my family's Métis history? Send me a note in the chat box. I'd love to share and hear about your family/culture (Métis or otherwise!)
Hey folks! Are you a teacher and want a presentation to your class about The Tiny Voyageur or Métis identity? Just discovering your own Métis heritage and want a sounding board? Send me a note in the chat box, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!