Jurnee Bignell-Blair

Jurnee Bignell-Blair

Jurnee has lived in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada for nine years and has had many diverse experiences there, including hunting and trapping. Her extracurricular activities have taken her across Canada, from playing volleyball across Manitoba to participating in Junior Rangers in British Columbia. In 2018, Jurnee was the inaugural recipient of the SHAD-Verna J. Kirkness Education Foundation Scholarship, which allows an Indigenous student with a passion for STEAM disciplines to attend a one-month program at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. Her eventual goal is to attend the University of Minnesota where she wants to play volleyball and major in criminology on her way to becoming a lawyer so she can help others. Jurnee has worked for PBI as a summer student intern for three years, assisting with education and outreach and providing operational support.