Nicole Van Stone

Consultant: Indiginous Leadership

Nicole Van Stone is a second generation residential school survivor. She is of the Turtle Clan, her spirit name is Warrior Woman with the Grandmothers Behind Her. Nicole's passion and purpose is being a bridge between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, and believes understanding the past will help us move forward together.

She is an Indigenous Outreach Consultant, the past President of BEL Rotary Club, Chair, Indigenous Focus for District 7010 and District Coordinator for HIP (Honoring Indigenous Peoples). Nicole sits on the Community Voices For Manoomin (Wild Rice) committee and works with Anishinaabemowin TEG and Ininimo - Speak Cree to bring language learning to her community. She is also a member of the Board of Directors at Camp Kawartha. She has been a successful real estate agent for 18 years, currently with Chestnut Park Real Estate in cottage country, and has been featured on HGTV's Big City Broker.

She was raised in Toronto and now lives in Peterborough and The Kawarthas. Her family is from Attawapiskat First Nation and Nicole is continually learning her Indigenous heritage, traditional teachings, language and medicines. She walks her path in Etuaptmumk - Two-Eyed Seeing - referring to learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of Western knowledges and ways of knowing ... and learning to use both these eyes together, for the benefit of all.


Nicole Van Stone