ROSA MANTLA (SHE/HER)
Knowledge Keepers advisory committee member
Rosa is a Tłįchǫ Elder and residential school survivor. After not returning to residential school, Rosa lived on the land with her parents where she gained authentic knowledge of Tłįchǫ values, as well as strengthening her oral Indigenous language abilities. The gifts of Tłįchǫ history, spiritual values, and Indigenous traditions were given to her by her Elders, especially her parents, family and friends. Rosa believes it is essential to be strong like two people, combining western and traditional knowledge for best health outcomes.
Rosa has done a lot of work in her community in health and education, including perinatal health and traditional and modern parenting skills. She brings her wealth of knowledge and lived experience to the Knowledge Keepers Advisory Committee where she will advise on programming and curriculum development.