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Connie Kaweesi is a forensic social worker and is working in Fort St. John as a private clinical social worker. She also worked in the Criminal Justice system within several federal, provincial and for-profit agencies: Correctional Service of Canada, Stroh Health, Forensic Psychiatric Services and Youth Court Services.

For 16 years, she was a full-time faculty member at Northern Lights College (NLC) and currently is a sessional faculty member at both NLC and the University of Northern British Columbia. She holds a BSW (University of Victoria) and MSW (University of Northern British Columbia).

Previously Ms. Kaweesi worked in Indigenous communities in the child welfare area of practice and recently collaborated on the development of Indigenous curriculum at Northern Lights College.

Ms. Kaweesi is a recipient of the Bridget Moran Award for her work in social work advocacy in northern British Columbia.