Desirée is an Anishinaabe & Métis researcher and educator from The Pas, a small town in Northern Manitoba. Desirée recently completed her Master of Arts in Education (M.A.Ed.) at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on the phenomenon of learning to teach-in-relation and is informed by a relational, embodied framework centered on the teachings found within the medicine wheel. The work Desirée has done in the past with Indigenous communities and youth inform and inspire her current work as a researcher/policy analyst with the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada. Desirée is committed to connecting with community and to her Anishinaabe culture and continues to do so by taking Anishinaabemowin classes, something she is passing along to her two young sons. Desirée and Courtney worked together on some community-based projects in Northern Ontario in 2013. The co-wrote the below book chapter:
Desiree Streit** and Courtney W. Mason. “Traversing the Terrain of Land-Based Education and Health for First Nations Youth: Connecting Theory to Practical Program Development.” In. Michael A. Robidoux and Courtney W. Mason (eds.), A Land Not Forgotten: Indigenous Food Security and Land-Based Practices of Northern Ontario. (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2017, 85-123).