Martina Escutin

Indigenous Health & Wellbeing Practitioner

Martina Escutin is a Ktunaxa citizen from ʔakisq̓nuk First Nation, with families ties to Syilx, Secwepemc and European lineages. She is a Registered Social Worker and brings extensive knowledge on the impacts that historical and ongoing colonialism have had on Indigenous cultures, languages, and family systems. She has experience working in child welfare settings, facilitating collaborative decision-making processes to inform planning, and is a Certified Cultivating Safe Spaces facilitator. Martina brings a breadth of creative facilitation training to her work and seeks to develop spaces in which Indigenous communities can reclaim inherent systems of wellness through balance, joy, and vulnerability. Martina is a lifelong learner of the Ktunaxa language and is an advocate for integrating Indigenous language concepts and fluency into mainstream spaces; she aims to bring all of her lived and learned experience towards building capacity in both on-reserve and urban Indigenous settings. Martina holds a Bachelor of Social Work with a Child Welfare Specialization, from the University of British Columbia.