madelynn sladeMy name is Madelynn Slade. I am a recent graduate of the Child and Youth Care Bachelors program at the University of Victoria. I am Michel Cree, Metis and Dene through my mother and English, Irish and Italian through my father. I am originally from Alberta and have been a visitor on the Coast Salish people's land since 2009. I am an avid child advocate for Indigenous children in the Canadian child welfare system and have spoken at and written statements for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Geneva and for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in New York. I recently published an editorial for the First Nations Child and Family Review touching on my experiences at these levels. My interest in KT and structural violence stems from both my work as a research assistant at UVic and my work with youth across Canada. As one of the newest members of NYAB, I look forward to all we will learn from each other.