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A Voice For Those Without - Deborah Smith - Get Your Goat Podcast S3 E25

Quotes about change: "Change has made me appreciate who I am." Deborah Smith is the Former Chief of the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation in Manitoba.


Deborah grew up on the reserve, moved to Winnipeg to pursue her career, and was asked to return home to run as Chief. She was successful and wanted to bring change by reclaiming women’s voices – voices that had been lost in their community.


Deborah talks about how she and her team brought change, found ways to seek progress, and how she personally relied on her mentor during her time as Chief.


Losing an election can be a painful and public experience, and Deborah describes her unique approach following her election loss to find what was important to her.


Deborah has changed despite and through trauma and challenges – her story is one of resilience and reclamation.


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