Kalyne was appointed as Trustee in January 2021 for a 3-year term. Kalyne is an Anishinaabekwe raised in Wiikwemkoong, she is the oldest of five siblings and is the daughter of Candace and Lloyd Trudeau. After graduating from the Wikwemikong High School in 2014 she left home to pursue her post-secondary education in Ottawa, Ontario.
Her education background includes a Law Clerk diploma from Algonquin College (2016) and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Business Law and minor in Indigenous Studies from Carleton University (2020).
While studying at Algonquin College she worked as a peer support worker at the College’s Aboriginal Student Centre where she helped incoming students transition to college life.
During her time at Carleton University, she interned as a law clerk with Westaway Law Group and as a junior policy analyst with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN).
Since completing her studies at Carleton University, she has been working full-time as a junior policy analyst at the AFN and studying for the LSATs in her spare time. She came into her role as a trustee with the Wikwemikong Trust in January 2021. Kalyne sought the role of the trustee to reconnect with her community and contribute to the financial security and wellbeing of our future generations. She looks forward to working closely with her community and sharing her knowledge with members to increase community involvement with the Wikwemikong Trust.
Her goals include increasing engagement with the community, building her network, sharing her knowledge, learning Anishinaabemowin, and to graduate from law school.