Julie Francella | Regina, SK
Waawaaeshi’kwe is the name given to her by her First Nations Elders – it means Deer Woman.
Julie has worked with vulnerable populations in various settings (nationally and internationally) for over 20 years. She is an author, advocate, speaker and currently a clinical caseworker at a residential treatment centre in Saskatchewan, where she works with youth with complex trauma histories. Julie has made a life-long commitment to educate the public as well as improve the quality of living for families touched by trauma and domestic violence. The majority of her time is spent working Indigenous people.
Creative endeavors have always been her passion.