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Kelly graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr and has accrued over a decade of experience bringing high quality-engagement, facilitation, and communications services to not-for-profit organizations, First Nations governments, and arts and culture organizations. Harnessing Kelly’s background in art and experience with facilitation, White Raven Consulting offers graphic recording. This new service truly stirs her soul with passion and purpose.

The work Kelly does nurtures deep connections between the stakeholders involved in White Raven Consulting’s projects. Helping them to understand each other and effect change. Like the raven of Northwest Coast Mythology, we bring light and build community.

Nene Kraneveldt

Nene Kraneveldt is a community development specialist who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the AFOA Facilitator team. A member of the Hupacasath Nation (one of the 14 Nuu‐chah‐nulth Nations), Nene has worked with First Nations, aboriginal organizations, and federal and provincial governments for more than 15 years. As a First Nation’s change agent, she has first‐hand experience in aboriginal issues and has committed her entire professional career to improving social, community, and economic conditions for aboriginal people in British Columbia.

Nene holds a Masters Degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University. As a lifelong learner she continues to build knowledge through continued academic pursuits and practical research opportunities.

Nene has been involved in improving financial literacy in aboriginal communities for the past 5 years; she has been privileged to work with First Nations and aboriginal organizations across the country, providing support for capacity building, proposal writing, and program development. She is best known for her ability to build and maintain positive relationships with community organizations, funders, community members, and federal and provincial governments.

An experienced policy analyst, she specializes in policy research and development with a strong focus on social policy. Nene works from the mantra “building individuals, families, communities, and nations one person at a time,” and enjoys co‐creating human, social, and economic development programming.