Ivy Kennedy has worked tirelessly in Regina’s Aboriginal community for 40 years, serving as a role model for many First Nations women. Originally from George Gordon First Nation, Ivy is the great-great-granddaughter of Chief Moses Gordon who signed the treaty in 1874.
After graduating from the Canadian Bible College, Ivy completed her accounting certificate at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. In 1993, she founded Women of the Dawn, a counselling service that addresses residential school issues among the urban population. She was also instrumental in establishing Regina Native Youth (an Aboriginal youth centre) and the First Nations Awards of Saskatchewan. She continues to serve on the George Gordon First Nations Urban and Elders boards.
For her contributions to the community, Ivy has been awarded the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, the Regina Native Women Award and the Saskatchewan Award of Merit.
Ivy has four children and 21 grandchildren.