Elder Profiles

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Al Doxtator

Al originates from Oneida First Nation of the Thames near London, Ontario, and is a member of the Bear Clan. He brings more than 45 years of experience as a social worker and in related fields to his role at Queen’s.

Wendy Phillips

Wendy Phillips, University of Toronto. Photo by Andy King

Wendy is of the Bald Eagle Clan; She is Potawatomi and Ojibwa and a proud member of Wasauksing First Nation in the heart of the Muskokas. Wendy provides support to students, staff and faculty at Queen's. She is a keeper of the 8th Fire Prophecies, Keeper of the Ancient Thunderbird Calendar, Ceremonial Leader, Spiritual Educator, Cultural Innovator and Traditional Indigenous Healer. Wendy is a lifelong educator, advocate and supports Traditional Indigenous Ways of Knowing; devoted to improving the quality of life for the next seven generations.

Wendy is a Masters Candidate in the School of Environmental Studies with York University; she is a graduate of Trent University with an Honors degree in Indigenous Studies with a Minor in Business Administration; She has also graduated from Fleming College with a Diploma in Career and Work Counselling and George Brown College with a Certificate in Life Skills Coaching. In 2018, Wendy was awarded the Community Medal for Scarborough/Guildwood from M.P John McKay and she was also a recipient for the Remarkable Woman Award.

To meet with Al or Wendy, please email the Office of Indigenous Initiatives

Deb St. Amant

Deb St Amant

Deb St. Amant (Bezhig Waabshke Ma’iingan Gewetigaabo) is the Elder in Residence for the Faculty of Education. Deb graduated from our Faculty of Education in 1982. Her father was Métis and her mother is Ojibwe. Deb retired from teaching in 2012 but still enjoys guest speaking about Indigenous issues and other equity themes.

Learn more about Deb