Jadyn Fischer-McNab is a Cree artist and teacher who was born and raised in Calgary (Mohkinstsis), Alberta, on Treaty Seven territory. She completed her studies at the University of Calgary, earning bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology (2015) and Education (2018). Since 2018, she has been working as a full-time junior high school teacher. Jadyn has worked as a research assistant on the “Books to Build On” project, which aims to create a database of Indigenous resources and accompanying teaching and learning ideas for the public. She also owns and operates a small stationery business, artbyJFM, which sells products online and in various stores. Jadyn belongs to George Gordon First Nation and is an intergenerational Residential School survivor. She is passionate about breaking barriers and educating others by incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing and being into her art, teaching, and life. Jadyn struggles with identity and internalized racism and hopes to use her creativity and art to inspire everyone to be unapologetically themselves.


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