Pinaymootang & Sagkeeng First Nations, MB
Chantel was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB., and was the first in her family to earn a high school diploma, attend college and earn a Bachelor’s & Master’s degree. After her schooling, Chantel moved to Montreal and became involved in Missing Justice at the Centre for Gender Advocacy. She also joined the board of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal and the Centre for Gender Advocacy. Chantel became interested in environmental issues, solar power, economic emancipation for women, and women empowerment through school and volunteer work.