Tibetha Kemble (Stonechild) is Plains Cree and a member of the Piapot First Nation located in the traditional territory of Treaty No. 4. Tibetha is a wife, mother and small business owner and is also currently a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies.
Tibetha is the Senior Manager, Indigenous Relations & Supports at NorQuest College and has held a number of senior positions across a wide variety of sectors, most recently as Director of Indigenous Health in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta. Prior to entering post-secondary education, Tibetha worked for both the federal and provincial public service in Indigenous public policy and program management in the areas of Child Welfare, Education, Indian Moneys and Field Services.
For her work on Indigenous Admissions at the University of Alberta, Tibetha was awarded the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Award in 2019 and the Physicianship Lecturer of the Year in 2019 (by the Y2MD Class) for her work on developing and implementing a comprehensive Indigenous Health course for medical students in response to the TRC Calls to Action to bring greater awareness of the historical and ongoing impacts of colonialism on the current and future status of health among Indigenous peoples in Canada.