Sandra Southwind is from the Bear Clan and is a registered band member of Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation in northern Ontario. Sandra is a cultural Mentor for NOGDAWINDAMIN Family and Community Services. NOGDAWINDAMIN is a multiservice Indigenous child welfare agency grounded in Anishnawbek values that assists communities in their responsibility to strengthen families for the safety and well-being of Anisnawbek children. Sandra is a registered social worker and an Accredited Mediator and Child Protection Mediator with the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM). She sits on the Justice and Policing Committees for her community and is on the Board of Trustees for the Anishinabe Spiritual Centre at Anderson Lake. Sandra has a Master of Social Work, a bachelor of human studies with a specialization in psychology and native studies, and diploma in Native Counseling Care Development with a specialization in mental health. She was an instructor for Laurentian University and is currently a mediation coach for York University.