Heidi is an urban Inuk with family roots in Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador). A former National Aboriginal Role Model, she is one of the founders of the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre now called Inuuqatigiit, which empowers Inuit families in Ottawa with many programs and services. Heidi is currently an Office Administrator at NVision Insight Group Inc. She is a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society and volunteers on numerous boards and committees, including the Ontario Aboriginal Housing Support Services, Proposal Review Committee, the Ottawa Police Service Community Equity Council and Indigenous Subcommittee chair. A former Foster parent, Heidi has had a hand in raising many Inuit children, currently raising 3. Heidi spends much of her free time as a ‘Cultural Ambassador’ performing Inuit Throatsinging, drumming, ayaya singing and demonstrating Inuit games, locally, nationally and internationally.