Tyra Cox is from Win-nipi (Winnipeg) Manito-wapâw (Manitoba), and joined Next Up in 2016. Tyra is Sahtu Dene’ Annishinabe, and Mahkwa Dodem ( Bear Clan.) Tyra is very career orientated and works as an Indigenous Community Projects and Initiatives Coordinator for the City of Winnipeg and, in her spare time, volunteers as a basketball coach, as well as working with many other Indigenous youth organizations and committees. Tyra has a vast background in Indigenous topics from government, project management to consultation, which includes grassroots and frontline work with marginalized communities. As a self-proclaimed Prairie girl with northern trap’life & Council of Three Fires blood memory, she loves to travel, everything about university education and de-colonized education, and is influenced by the beauty of Indigenous cultures, histories, ceremonies, and Elders. As an empowered Indigenous matriarch, Tyra is looking to leave a legacy that will positively impact the Next 7 generations, and become a part of the generation that leveled up… which is why NextUp was a natural fit.
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