Michelle Amyotte-Kupusa is a First Nations woman from the Peepeekisis First Nation. Michelle was born in Edmonton and subsequently moved to Quebec. French is her first language since she lived in Quebec until she was 12 years old. She then moved to Regina which has been her home ever since. Michelle holds her Certificate in Human Resources from SaskPolytechnic and she is close to completing her Masters in Human Resource Management at the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business, University of Regina. Michelle began her career with the Saskatchewan Government and worked in a variety of administrative and management level positions over 25 years with her most recent positions working in the field of Human Resources. She has been recognized for her advocacy, passion and commitment with respect to diversity. And, she has been instrumental in establishing diversity strategies and leading Crown Corporations to receive awards and recognition for their accomplishments in this regard.
After completing 25 years in the public service Michelle decided to go back to post-secondary to achieve her Masters in Human Resource Management. At about the same time, she was offered a position with File Hills Qu’Appelle Development (FHQ Dev) where she is currently the Director of Human Resources and continues to attend university classes at the same time. Michelle is a Board member for the Cornwall Alternative School and the Rainbow Youth Centre. She has also been involved with the Ken Goff Memorial boxing club for over 20 years. Michelle has been married for many years to her partner, Tony, who is a Regina City Police Officer. She has one child – a daughter – and one granddaughter who just turned two (and they are hoping for more grandbabies in the future)! When Michelle is not busy with work, university, homework, being a Board member, grandparenting and volunteering, she enjoys making crafts and doing puzzles but, most of all, she likes spending time hanging with her family, friends and two dogs.