Kim Ghostkeeper is Métis and lives in Stony Plain. She is newly retired from the Alberta provincial government, where she worked in community development for over 12 years. Kim has worked in the field of communication most of her working life. Her formal post-secondary education began through a program specifically designed for indigenous peoples which partnered MacEwan University (then known as Grant MacEwan) and the Native Communications Society of Alberta in the late 70s. She would go on to attend the University of Alberta, taking general arts and completing certification in adult education and mediation. Kim continues to work as a facilitator and a conduit on a number of indigenous initiatives across the country. She is an active volunteer, including in the area of victim services. In the summer she continues to ride her motorcycle and visit her three grown children.
Ghostkeeper is part of the steering committee for the symposium Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton on March 3 and 4. Kim spoke to EHC about her own relationship to the symposium.