New OAI Community Engagement Specialist and Administrative Assistant
Bob Montgomery was born on Traditional Blackfoot territory in Lethbridge Alberta. His mother is a Canadian/Settler of Scottish descent and his Father is Métis of Irish/Scottish/Cree descent both of which carry significant responsibilities toward decolonization and honouring of the land and ancestors.
He completed his masters degree examining his Métis ancestry and decolonization in 2015 and is continually seeking ways to address systemic barriers for Indigenous peoples. He is a student of traditional teachings, land, and nêhiyawêwin (Cree language). His passion for Indigenous language revitalization and connection to land stem from a deep desire to support a more ethical society. Bob is also a graduate of Mount Royal University's Eco-tourism and Outdoor Leadership degree. Welcome, Bob!