Mariah Battiste is a Mi’kmaq woman from the communities of Chapel Island First Nation and Eskasoni First Nations in Nova Scotia. She has a BA Honors in Women and Gender Studies and Masters in Science, in the department of Community Health and Epidemiology, at the University of Saskatchewan. Her Masters thesis title is “Nurturing The Future: Exploring Maternal Health Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors Among Mi’kmaw Women”. Mariah worked with Tu’kin Midwifery Project from 2008-2010 on getting the Midwifery and Maternal Health in five Mi’kmaq Bands in Cape Breton. In 2012, Mariah worked as the ARRHI Program Facilitator, Indigenous Health Education Enrichment Strategy at St. Francis Xavier University, School of Nursing.