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Katelyn Copage

Indigenous Experiential Education Coordinator

Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre

Marshall d'Avray Hall 343D

Fredericton

copage.k@unb.ca
1 506 453 3579



Since 2019, Katelyn Copage has been the Indigenous Experiential Learning Coordinator for the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre and the Office of Experiential Education at the University of New Brunswick. A Mi’kmaw woman from Sipekne’katik, Kate is committed to facilitating culturally safe experiential learning opportunities for Indigenous students, and she is in the early stages of a new program of research focused on the place and purpose of Indigenous experiential education in academic institutions.

Kate completed an undergraduate degree in Philosophy (with a Theology and Religious Studies minor) at Saint Mary’s University and spent several summers planting trees and banding ducks before entering the MEd program at UNB in 2016. After completing her Master’s degree, she undertook a 32-week Regenerative Farming Internship at Hayes Farm, working as part of team of interns to grow enough vegetables to support a 30-person CSA and a vendor stand at the Fredericton Night Market. Today, Kate is a member of the Hayes Farm Advisory Board, and she sits on the Board of Directors for the Fredericton Public Library, where she advocates for programming that connects children and families with Wabanaki books and writers. She is deeply committed to reproductive justice and is certifying to become a full spectrum doula.