Stephanie Chartrand

Stephanie is a Metis person from the Red River Settlement. She completed a degree in Political Science that has given her the ability to critically think about government systems and larger theoretical frameworks. She has now moved onto a degree in Community Development where she hopes to gain a better insight on practical skills for working with communities through an anti-oppressive lens. Stephanie seeks to do research and development in restaurants as community hubs. She believes we can seek food justice through building a cooperative model for restaurants that have workers central to its operations and practice. She looks to imagine these cooperatives as a means for urban Indigenous peoples to reclaim land within cities and provide cultural and practical skills for their kin. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and reading books. Her favourite pastime is travelling and exploring restaurants she hasn’t tried before. Conversation over food is what brings joy to her everyday life.