LEONA ANTOINE began her career as an ECE in 1992 deeply inspired by the family of care providers to which she belongs. She gained experience working as a part-time educator and in 1999 was hired at Eagle’s Nest AHS preschool. There she realized her purpose of caring for her own family and those of others along with other Indigenous educators. Leona has worked in both on and off-reserve settings. As the program coordinator of Singing Frog AHS, she has been faced with the unique challenges of working with urban Indigenous communities. In that capacity, Leona strives to reach out and across differences, whether of culture or history. Leona is one of FNPN’s founder members and continues to be fundamental to the Network’s growth to date.