Karri-Lynn Paul


Karri-Lynn Paul is a Wolastoqiyok (Maliseet) woman leader who grew up on the Woodstock First Nation in western New Brunswick. She now resides in Alberta and for the past twelve years worked with post-secondary institutions including the First Nations University of Canada, Mount Royal University, Chiniki– Stoney Nation, Coady Institute – St. Francis Xavier University and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. In 2011, Karri-Lynn completed the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program and returned to Alberta and campaigned for and was elected as a town councillor in her community of Redwood Meadows (just west of Calgary on T’suu Tina territory). She received her Bachelor of Arts from St. Thomas University, a BA Honours Equivalent and completed her Masters of Arts course work in Indigenous Studies from the First Nations University of Canada. In 2013/14, she was appointed to the First Nations Women’s Council on Economic Security by the Province of Alberta and serves on the Social Justice committee for her local women’s centre. Karri-Lynn currently resides in NW Calgary with her husband Per, their son Max and their dog Miihko but frequently visits and works with her own First Nation community.