Shannon Loutitt joined the Indigenous Health Initiatives Program in the Division of Community Engagement, FoMD in August 2019.
Shannon is Otipemisiwak (Métis) from Northern Alberta. Prior to joining the Faculty, she worked as a Walking Together Program Consultant with the Alberta Teachers’ Association. In this role, she was part of a team of Indigenous educators who helped Alberta’s teachers build their foundational knowledge in First Nations, Métis and Inuit content in preparation for the new Teaching Quality Standard. In this role, she had the opportunity to learn from many valued Elders and Knowledge Keepers from across the province.
Shannon also has several years of experience as a classroom teacher in Public, Catholic, and Band-Operated schools. She is continuing her education at the post-secondary level and, most importantly, learning from Elders and Knowledge Keepers.
As the Indigenous Health Education Coordinator, Shannon will work with all 5 programs in the FoMD to weave Indigenous content into their curriculums. This process will be guided by Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and health care professionals.
The Division of Community Engagement extends a warm welcome to Shannon!