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Moneca Sinclaire is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) who currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her health career began as a Nutrition Educator then the areas of renal dialysis, diabetes and cancer before moving to Toronto to complete her PhD studies. She is currently a Project Coordinator with the Debwewin-the truth of our hearts study at the University of Manitoba at the Faculty of Health Sciences. Her mother, from OCN influenced her to be a social activist as she remembers her mom sending out hundreds of letters to have Leonard Peltier released. Moneca is also a self-taught artist that was inspired by watching her paternal grandmother make exquisite art pieces from household objects, such as making garland from candy wrappers. She often heard her grandmother say, “The Earth can’t take so much garbage.” She is also a mother to a son and an auntie to many of her friend’s children. Her passion is to empower people to be able to live their lives to their fullest potential.