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Hello, I am Santana Sanftenberg and I am the Women's Representative for Region 3. I joined the MNOWC in January 2022 and am excited to support the work of the women representatives within the region.

I was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario and now reside in Timmins, Ontario with my husband and son. My Métis ancestry traces back to the McGregor-Riel family. I learned of my Métis ancestry later in my life and continue my journey of learning and knowing Métis culture. 

With an educational and professional background in public health I have a passion for learning and addressing health injustices and inequities to support health living and wellbeing. I look to prioritize policies to promote healthy societies and environments to support Métis women and their families.  


It is with my greatest pleasure to work with our Métis community members, and I am always open to connect, discuss and learn. I love socializing and working with communities so with this please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns, or even to share your knowledge and stories

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