Natasha Beedie (she/her) is of mixed settler, Pottawatomi, and Ojibwe descent and a member from Beausoleil First Nation on Gchi’mnissing (Christian Island). She is currently working with BGC Canada (formerly the Boys and Girls Club), as an Indigenous Engagement and Policy Advisor, focusing on increasing relationships between Clubs and Indigenous Peoples, including the development of their first ever Indigenous Advisory Circle.
Natasha has worked in research, policy analysis and advocacy for several Indigenous organizations including the Assembly of First Nations, National Indian Brotherhood, and the National Association of Friendship Centres. Her work interests including supporting the rebuilding of Indigenous economies and governance practices, reconciliation in arts and culture and poverty reduction. She is co-author of Towards Justice: Tackling Indigenous Child Poverty in Canada a paper published with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, the Upstream Institute, and the Assembly of First Nations.
Natasha has an interest in budget advocacy, helping to craft funding priorities for BGC Canada, the Assembly of First Nations and through collaboration on the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Alternative Federal Budget.