Biography: Crystal Lameman is a proud member of the Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Treaty No. 6, where she currently works as the Government Relations Advisor and Treaty Coordinator. She is a researcher, policy analyst and passionate Indigenous rights, Treaty, and environment defender with a graduate degree in Educational Policy Studies. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Counselling Psychology. Student intern at Indigenous Psychological Services. Crystal’s work is centered on the advancement of Indigenous sovereignty, and the realization of holistic wellness through her nehiyaw (Cree) ways of knowing and meaningful land-based practices. She Liaise with, and conduct research with the 6 First Nations of TCVI. Provide recommendations for the First Nations on the inclusion of Traditional Indigenous Knowledge in Community Emergency Preparedness. integral to my practice of diversity, inclusivity, and the building of antiracism within the human services field. Social and Environmental Justice principles, and objectives frame my
personal and professional views on dignity, equality, ethics, access to services, equity, human and Indigenous rights. My life's work is grounded in the connection to and meaningful exercise of land-based practices as a means to achieving holistic health and well-being of Indigenous peoples.
Qualifications and Trainings: Telehealth, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) (November 2022) Counselling Framework: Crystal is a strength-based cultural-counsellor. She draws from a multimodal approach, including but not limited to somatic (body), narrative (story work), emotion-focused, person-centered, attachment therapies. She believes in the Two-Eyed Seeing approach that includes braiding her nehiyaw (Cree) worldviews with the western approach to therapy. She is centered on a holistic approach to achieving health and well-being.
Crystal works with anxiety, depression, trauma, physical, emotional, spiritual abuse, domestic and family violence, self-esteem, stress, interpersonal relationships, parenting, grief and loss, addiction, support for family of those struggling with addictions.