Heidi is one of the founders of the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre now called Inuuqatigiit Centre, which empowers Inuit families in Ottawa through culture-based programming and services. In 2010 Heidi was recognized as one of 12 National Aboriginal Role Models across Canada by NAHO. This recognition enabled her to travel across Canada to motivate and inspire Indigenous youth.
Heidi enjoys providing interactive presentations to all walks of life about Inuit Culture, including throat singing, history, current events, drumming and Inuit Games. Along with her performing partner Lynda Brown, she is one-half of the cultural performing duo Siqniup Qilautu (Sunsdrum).
Along with her husband, Heidi is a Foster Parent to Inuit children and is currently raising five children.
She is motivated by changing the way of doing things to ensure better outcomes for all.