Born in Erickson, Manitoba, Fauna Kingdon moved to Iqaluit at age 5. She began volunteering at age 14. At 15, she raised $4500 to participate as a Teen Missionary in Ecuador with Teen Missions International. At 16, she became a volunteer for the Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line and eventually served as an executive board member. She was one of the first pages for the Legislative Assembly for the Territory of Nunavut and served as a juror for the Nunavut Youth Court Advisory Panel. Ms. Kingdon is now in the third year of an Honours Bachelor of Commerce program at the University of Manitoba’s I.H. Asper School of Business and has been named to the Dean’s List for the last 3 years. Ms. Kingdon is the Vice-President of the Association of Aboriginal Commerce Students.
Ms. Kingdon has received numerous awards including the National Aboriginal Health Organization Youth Role Model Award, the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2002, the National Métis Youth Role Model Award for Volunteerism in 2002, the Canada Day Youth Award from the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of Nunavut Youth Award for Volunteerism and the Nunavut Youth Commissioner’s Award. She has received the Royal Bank Aboriginal Scholarship, Xerox Aboriginal Scholarship, Federation of Aboriginal Achievement of Youth Scholarship, and the Vision Quest Scholarship. Fauna Kingdon divides her time between Winnipeg and Iqaluit.