?abenanes, Loretta Jeff-Combs sets’edinh. I’m Tsilhqot’in (Chilcotin) from and residing on Tlesqox First Nations. My preferred pronouns are She/Her/Hers. I proudly balance the responsibilities of being a dedicated full-time mother to a vibrant little force of nature, a proprietor of a small-scale business, and a committed full-time post-secondary student. I am currently in my third year of pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work degree while concurrently attaining my Interprofessional Mental Health Practice Certificate.
Recently, I successfully completed my Human Service Diploma and obtained certifications as an Education Assistant and Community Support. I’m also participating with the Indigenous Youth Policy Program in Toronto, which adds depth to my academic pursuits. Beyond the realms of motherhood and academia, I am a Tsilhqot’in artist managing Ol’letta Creations, a small-scale business where I specialize in beadwork and ribbon skirts. I also take pride in conducting cultural workshops within my community.
Balancing the intricate tapestry of family life, education, and artistic entrepreneurship, I find fulfillment in contributing to my nation. I am thankful for the enriching experiences afforded by my participation in the LEVEL Youth Policy Program, allowing me to further expand my knowledge and engagement in the realm of youth policy. Sechanalyagh.