This dedicated educator has been a pioneer in the process of establishing Native control of education, and of ending policies of assimilation. She worked extensively with the federal and provincial governments to produce Indian curricula and change scholastic systems to reflect Aboriginal perspectives. Her work resulted in the development of a long-term plan addressing treaty rights in education. She was involved with establishing several educational and cultural institutions, among them the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College. Her guidance and leadership have greatly improved the quality of education for Aboriginal people.