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Monday to Friday: 9am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4pm
Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, Director
Telephone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7905
Dr. Dawn Lavell Harvard, Ph.D., is a proud member of the Wiikwemkoong First Nation, on Manitoulin Island, the first Aboriginal Trudeau Scholar, and has worked to advance the rights of Aboriginal women as the President of the Ontario Native Women's Association since 2003. After serving as Vice-president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada for three years, Dawn was elected National President at the 41st Annual General Assembly, July 11, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec. After fulfilling her promise to see the MMIWG Inquiry initiated, in October 2016, Dawn left her role as National Leader and took on the role of Director at the First Peoples House of Learning at Trent University.
Sandra Tomatuk, Finance Officer
Telephone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7274
Sandra is the Finance Officer for the First Peoples House of Learning and the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies. She is a member of the Cree Nation of Eastmain, from Moose Factory Ontario; Trent ’03. Come out to the teepee for bannock and tea.
Ashley Lamothe Indigenous Student Success Coordinator (Retention Services and Programming)
Telephone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7358
Ashley Lamothe, B.H.Sc., is a proud Anishnaabekwe/Metis mother to two tiny humans. She holds a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences, Certifications in Facilitation, Indigenous Women's Leadership, and Digital Media. Ashley started her own business Creative Kwe and loves combining Indigenous ways of knowing with creativity to create safe spaces for Indigenous people to thrive. In her role at FPHL, Ashley supports students in exploring their beliefs about themselves as learners, their university experience, and their world; providing Academic, Financial, and Housing Supports.
Laraine Hale, (H)BSW, MSW, RSW, Cultural Counselor
Telephone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7072
Laraine Hale, (H)BSW, MSW, RSW, is FPHL's Cultural Cousellor. She is a woman of mixed ancestry (English, Irish, Haudenosaunee & Cherokee). The seventh of eight children, Laraine is a mother, daughter, sister, Auntie and friend.
As a clinical social worker, specializing in the field of trauma recovery and Indigenous perspectives, Laraine's practice relies on relationship, respect and reciprocity. Grounded in Cultural Safety and Etuaptmumk (Two-Eyed Seeing), the fabric of this journey is stitched together with the connections, customs, words and wisdom of those who accompany her. This tapestry has proven both robust and enduring, resplendent in its core convictions, commitments, and composition.
Dr. Rachael Nicholls, Ph.D. Access and Mentorship Coordinator
Telephone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 7915
Dr. Rachael Nicholls, Ph.D., is FPHL's Access and Mentorship Coordinator, providing a wide range of supports to Indigenous Students at Trent, with a specialized focus on Foundations of Indigenous Learning Diploma Program students.
James Miller, Indigenous Enrolment Advisor
Telephone: (705) 748-1011 Ext. 6228
James Miller, Omàmiwininì-Anishinaabe, Pinesi Doodem (Ruffed Grouse Clan) is FPHL's Indigenous Enrolment Advisor. He provides support and assistance to incoming Indigenous Students at Trent, from recruitment and outreach through to application, enrolment and registration.