Board Members

Ashleigh Cardinal


Ashleigh Cardinal (she/her) is a 2 Spirit Nehiyaw Woman from Goodfish Lake, AB on Treaty 6 Territory.

She is a human rights activist with a passion for Indigenous Rights and Racial Equity for BIPOC.

Her Spirit Name is Yohtin Iskwew and she is a 1st-year General Studies Student at Yellowhead Tribal College with dreams to become an Expressive Arts Therapist as well as Addictions & Community Support Worker.

Her other passions include: Street Patrolling with Bear Clan Edmonton Chapter and Water Warriors YEG, promoting Harm Reduction and Community Compassion. She is in partnership with “Alberta Humanitarian Initiative”, a grassroots organization that involves various Humanitarians and Activists from around so-called British Columbia and so-called Alberta. This includes fundraising for families in need, clothing drives and weekly Inclusivity Checks (Topics vary every week)

She is also an Artist who has been featured in online Magazines for BIPOC and creating awareness for Climate Change.

Alyssa D (she/they)


Hi folks! I am a Queer, mixed white person (French, Scottish, Ukrainian, Russian, German) living in amiskwaciywâskahikan on Treaty 6 Territory. I acknowledge my continual benefit of colonization as a white settler on stolen land. In my life, I use my privilege and platform to support Indigenous Peoples on Treaty 6 to thrive, empower their communities and take back their rightful roles on this land for the next generations. I joined the board in March 2020 after being invited to apply by my brother, Boyd Whiskeyjack; I am humbled and honored to work alongside such inspiring and powerful people in my role as Secretary of E2S. 

I work as a junior high English Language Arts and Art teacher in Edmonton, and in my spare time enjoy spending time with loved ones, reading, and creating art. I am a proud cat mom to Hubble and Orbit, my silly, sassy cats, and the way to my heart is through my stomach – I love food!