Val Georges is a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta and former CILLDI student. She earned her M.Ed at the University of Manitoba in Inclusive Education. Recently retired from the position of Director of Aboriginal Education in the Winnipeg School Division she was responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of Aboriginal language programming. She is an educator with over 25 years of successful classroom, publication, management and leadership experience. She is Metis, speaks some Cree Mechif and is originally from Ile a la Crosse, SK.