Heather Merasty is the Senior Director of Education at the Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) based out of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. MLTC Education provides Second Level Services to the 9 Meadow Lake First Nations that include both Dene and Cree Linguistic groups, that are scattered across three Treaty Territories - 6, 8, 10. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of Education specifically in the areas of Special Education and Leadership. She is a proud Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Band Member - Assin'skowitiniwak means "people of the rocky area". Heather believes in developing a Holistic Education Model that values one's language and culture and supports all learners.