Shani Gwin is the owner and operator of Gwin Communications and has over 10 years of professional communications experience working for government, private, and not-for-profit organizations. The majority of her career was spent at the City of Edmonton as a communications advisor and working as a consultant in her off hours during that time. Her experience with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services and the City of Edmonton’s Emergency Operations Centre have prepared her to deliver emergency strategic communications advice to her clients in a crisis. Shani also led communications on high-profile initiatives, issues, and media events during her career with the City of Edmonton. Shani started Gwin Communications in 2016 to focus on Indigenous communities, initiatives, and organizations. Her drive is to bring communities together and has a passion for elevating Indigenous voices, projects and issues. Shani is a sixth generation Métis. She is a member of the Cunningham Clan on her mother’s side and a descendant of Michel Band and Ferguson Clan on her father’s side.
Gwin is a co-presenter (with Teneya Gwin and Carola Cunningham) of the sold-out workshop Bridging the Gap: Guiding Principles on Your Path to Reconciliation on March 2, taking place in advance of the symposium Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton on March 3 and 4.