Rayne Graff

RayneBoozhoo (Hello)

Niin Rayne Graff nindizhinikaaz (My name is Rayne Graff)

Gaa-ginooshkodeyaag nindoonjibaa (I come from Long Plain)

Rayne is a proud born and raised Winnipegger and is a member of Long Plain First Nation on Treaty One. Growing up in the city, she always wanted to learn about Indigenous history in Canada. Her lack of knowledge and understanding of familial/cultural history prompted her to connect with her family roots and pursue Indigenous learning during her time in university.  She recently graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor in Recreation Management and Community Development with a minor in Native Studies. Rayne is really excited to be a part of the IRCOM team. She looks forward to assisting IRCOM’s work to build relationships and community between Newcomers and Indigenous peoples.

She began working in July 2015 as the Volunteer & Community Services Program Assistant/Executive Assistant at IRCOM. Rayne has over 10 years’ experience in various volunteer roles (athlete, coach, program director) that centered on competitive cheerleading in Manitoba.  She also likes to volunteer at events like Santa Claus Parade and Osborne Village Canada Day Street Festival. Rayne spends most of her free time with her family and enjoying activities with her family. When she does get some time alone, she likes to read, watch movies or take in a hockey game! Rayne wants to continue learning Ojibwe and hopes to one day be fluent in her ancestral language.