Ashleigh Cardinal (she/they)
Ashleigh Yohtin Cardinal (She/They) is a Two Spirit Cree-Metis Femme from the Whitefish (Goodfish) Lake First Nation #128 on Treaty 6 Territory. She is currently in her second year of service on the Board of Directors with E2S as Co-Chair and enjoys working behind the scenes supporting the rapid growth of the organization. Ashleigh has also graduated with a Certificate from the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership Enhanced Mentorship Program (IWCL) through the Coady Institute. They are passionate about traditional/holistic healing methods, abundance-based community development and cultural revitalization. Ashleigh is also trained in peer support with certifications such as Mental Health First Aid, Opioid Response, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
In October 2022, Ashleigh was appointed the role as a 2Spirit advocate on the Premier’s Council for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirit plus people in Alberta. Their passion to address the disproportionate and underreported GBV experiences within the 2Spirit, Indigenous Queer, Trans and Intersex (2SIQTIP) community has allowed them the opportunity to bring a voice to the table that is unique to the MMIWG2S+ movement.