Oki, niita’nikko, Ookaki (Sleeping Woman). I am Wilma Spear Chief a member of the Blood Tribe/Kainai First Nation. I am a Registered Psychologist hired through the Master Card Foundation at the University of Lethbridge to provide counselling to the Indigenous students. This unique position was identified as a need through the Iikaisskini Centre to help with student retention and support in the academic success of the Indigenous student population. I currently work part time within the Counselling Department and started my job in December 2020.
I have been a Registered Psychologist for over 32 years and over the course of my career I have worked for Alberta Health Services, and several First Nations in Alberta including the Blood Tribe, Siksika and Piikani Nation, to name a few and spent over 15 years in private practice. I am an alumni of the university and received an undergraduate degree in psychology.
On a personal note, I am married and a mother of two adult children. I recently became a grandmother to a beautiful granddaughter. In my free time I enjoy quilting, hiking, and photography.