Georgina Sanderson Nisihkason, Misti Sakahikan Saskatchewan ochi nitha
Georgina Sanderson is originally from La Ronge Saskatchewan. She is of Cree and Dene descent of treaty 6 territory and moved to Fort McMurray in July of 2019 with her youngest son and they now call Nistawâyâw (Fort McMurray) home. Georgina is a proud mother of three wonderful children and soon to be Kohkom (grandmother). She has created a blended family with her fiancé Stephen since moving to the region, which extends her family to three step sons.
“My family is important to me, they inspire and drive me to be the best version of myself.” – Georgina
Georgina has been the receptionist for NAFC since 2019 and previously held the role of Coordinator in 2022 for MMEIP Programming (Missing, Murdered and Exploited Indigenous Peoples). In her role as the receptionist, Georgina feels she has created new friendships and skills that she will carry with her for a lifetime. Georgina experienced first hand what a unique community Nistawâyâw is, by seeing the large community involvement. She continues to grow within this role providing customer service and bringing programming to the membership of NAFC. Georgina has over 6 years in administration assistant experience which initially lead her to reception role.
“I am grateful for NAFC allowing me to be a part of the team, and look forward to the possibilities that are yet to come. I enjoy working with NAFC as it allows me to be creative and showcase my art work in a very meaningful way. For example: the orange shirt design – I feel honoured that my art work was chosen in the contest. I hope it inspires other artist for next year. Working with NAFC had been the first role of my professional career where I feel like I am making a difference within the Indigenous community.” – Georgina