Trina is nehiyaw iskwew (Plains Cree) from the Frog Lake First Nation in Northern Alberta, Treaty 6 medicine chest territory. Tkaronto became her second home 16 years ago and she is honoured to work and raise her family upon the lands of the ‘Dish with One Spoon’ treaty. She began her career as a writer and producer for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) and she co-produced and directed the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards (now Indspire) for CBC television. Trina is a co-founder of Bell & Bernard, a First Nations consulting firm. She is a University of Toronto (U of T) alumna, a member of the Toronto Indigenous Business Association and a community activist. Trina’s life and work is inspired by her two sons and her mother Jeanne – a residential school survivor.