“I trekked four miles through swarms of mosquitoes, with scorching sun on my back, then climbed a 20ft tall Inukshuk, to get to the geographical center of Canada, Baker Lake, Nunavut.”
Brittnay Gauthier is Rumie’s Indigenous Education Support Coordinator. Brittnay originally began working with Rumie as a volunteer. With her previous 3 years of experience in different teaching capacities and her passion for Indigenous education, Brittnay is now engaged in many very exciting Indigenous education projects! Brittnay has also travelled to Nunavut for 3 contracts teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics workshops and camps for national charity organization, ACUTA.
Brittnay is from Michipicoten First Nation but currently resides in North Bay, Ontario. Brittnay has a love for languages, and while she is only fluent in English as of yet, she also speaks some French, Spanish, Ojibway (a First Nations language), and Inuktitut (Inuit language from the Kivalliq region of Nunavut). Brittnay was drawn to and now supports Rumie’s work in Indigenous education, by prioritizing cultural and language preservation through digitization.