JENNY BRAKE - PRESIDENT

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Jenny Brake Mi'kmaq woman from Elmastukwek (the Bay of Islands). She is the Chair of Empowering Indigenous Women for Stronger Communities and the Western Vice Chief of Qalipu First Nation.  Jenny works with community to raise awareness for mental health, violence against women and capacity building through education, employment and social enterprise.  With the support of her three children; her son Jhoni, and daughters Mya and Ivy, Jenny is committed to the revitalization and preservation of Indigenous values and traditions.  She is a visual artist and uses a variety of mediums such as metal, paint, textiles and beadwork to express her connection to the land and culture.