Moneca Sinclaire is Nehinan (Cree) originally from Northern Manitoba and is a post-doctoral Student Researcher for post-doctoral researcher for Kitatipithitamak Mithwayawin: Indigenous led countermeasures to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other pandemics then, now, and into the future.
Moneca graduated from the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education with a Ph.D. in Leadership, Higher and Adult Education, Toronto, Ontario, where her dissertation was an arts based where she created 4 podcasts about Indigenous Peoples and Type 2 Diabetes.
Her background includes working within the health field from Food Sovereignty to Indigenous student mental health to heart health, as well as community engagement and education. She loves collecting medicines and learning about medicinal plants whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Outside of work Moneca is a mother, aunty and friend to many young people. She considers herself a sustainable artist who works with recycle materials to create beauty out of what people generally see as ‘junk’. She works with many different age groups from youth to senior folks demonstrating and teaching ways to use everyday objects to create new objects.