Elder Betty McKenna

Elder in Virtual Residence

Elder Betty McKenna touches others profoundly by generously sharing the traditional teachings she has learned from her grandmother and other elders. Anishnabae from the Shoal River Band in Manitoba, she reviews content for the Canadian Virtual Hospice website and provides guidance from an Aboriginal point of view.

Elder Betty is the Elder in Residence, First Nations and Métis Education at the Regina Public School Board, as well as the guiding elder for RESOLVE (Research and Education to End Violence and Abuse) Saskatchewan. She also provides leadership to many research projects concerned with culturally safe care for Aboriginal people and families – from end-of-life care to support for Aboriginal women with neurological conditions to intimate partner violence and Aboriginal grandmothers caring for grandchildren. Elder Betty is co-author of several peer-reviewed publications and sits on two graduate committees at the University of Regina.