“Foundations of ‘love’ from an extended family and cultural values fostered in my home community have contributed immensely to my work
and ability to overcome challenges.”
A committed lifelong learner, Rita Bouvier has served various roles in the education field. She has helped in the development of the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre and worked with the Saskatchewan Teacher’s Federation, as well as with the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program of the Gabriel Dumont Institute. Bouvier is also an established poet as well as a freelance writer who has published two books, is completing her third and has co-authored a book on education. Her community involvement includes work with the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Writer’s Circle, a member of Iskwewuk E-wichiwitochik – Women Working together, Education International, among others. Her most recent and influential work has been her part with the Joint Task Force on Improving Educations and Employment Outcomes for the First Nations and Métis People, called Voice, Vision, and Leadership: A Place for All.