Rose Roberts is Woodland Cree from the community of Stanley Mission, SK and a registered member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band. She was raised speaking the Cree language and playing in the rocks, water and trees of the Precambrian Shield – until she was sent to residential school at the age of 6. Since that time she has been walking with a foot in both worlds and finding ways of maintaining her cultural integrity as a Nihithow iskwew.
Rose Roberts has an undergraduate degree in Nursing, masters and doctoral degrees in Community Health and Epidemiology; all from the University of Saskatchewan. She has held faculty positions at the College of Nursing and School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan. She has been a part of the University of Saskatchewan community since 1992 and has recently joined the Indigenous Voices team here at Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching & Learning. Her role as an Educational Development Specialist is to work with faculty and staff as they progress on their personal and professional paths toward Indigenization.