Vicky Boldo

Community: Ste-Catherine-de-Hattey, Quebec

Nation: Cree/Métis

Bio: Vicky Boldo was born in British Columbia and raised on Vancouver Island and is a transracial adoptee from the ‘60’s Scoop Era – although she was placed for adoption at birth she is a strong ally to the survivors of this time. Vicky is Co-Chair of the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy NETWORK. She provides cultural support to the Indigenous students at Concordia’s Aboriginal Student Resource Centre as well as at Dawson’s First Peoples Centre. She is a board member for the Native Women’s Shelter, The First Peoples Justice Centre of Montreal and for the National Indigenous Survivors of Child Welfare Network. She is sits on the advisory committee for the SPVM (City of Montreal Police Service). She is a cultural educator and regularly speaks at school, colleges and universities as well as for public and private sectors in health, social services. Vicky is passionate about effecting change in policy, education and attitudes in social work, health care and education for First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Foremost, Vicky is the mother of four and grandmother of five. The healing journey that Vicky has been on for over 30 years has brought her to a place of strength and compassion and she is a registered practitioner of energy medicine (ANQ). Her joy in living is matched by her desire to give back to the community.

Film(s): Assimilation 1967

photo credit to David Ward at Concordia

photo credit to David Ward at Concordia

Montreal, 2018Patrick Shannon