Indigenous Rights Program Coordinator
Chrystal Waban is an Algonquin Storyteller and Traditional Counsellor from the Pikwakangan First Nation.
Chrystal has worked with non-profit Indigenous organizations on issues related to homelessness, youth and women’s rights, criminal justice, maternal and family mental health, cultural education, Indigenous-led research, and information governance. Chrystal holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Carleton University and a Healing and Wellness Counsellor Diploma.
Under the name Chrystal Dawne, she is also known as an author, a founder of Aunties on the Road, as well as the healing justice project Wananoshka Mashkiki.
Chrystal is humbled to provide support and coordination for the KAIROS’ Indigenous Rights Program. A mother of two, she is passionate about plant medicines, healing, and restoring intergenerational wellness and sovereignty to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis families.