As part of her own commitment to lifelong learning, Kristin completed a Masters of Education degree in 2010 at SFU with a specialty in Indigenous Education. Her thesis, “Loosening the Colonial Grip on Education,” demonstrates ways that all educators can promote social justice and learner-centered classrooms by adapting Aboriginal ways of teaching and knowing,
Kristin’s company, Spiritlink Communications, publishes a free on-line newsletter, ‘RedWAY News‘ which celebrates Aboriginal success stories while providing ‘earn & learn’ opportunities for Aboriginal Youth writers, photographers and artists.
Since 2007, Kristin has been teaching and helping coordinate BC’s small business development training program called Aboriginal BEST for the Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship. That’s where she is at her BEST, empowering entrepreneurs and promoting self-reliance as an important way to build bridges between Aboriginal & Non-Aboriginal people.