Robyn Boulanger
is from Berens River First Nation and is a teacher, athlete, coach and business owner with a passion for Indigenous Education. Her playing history began with the Anishinabe Pride Basketball Club, which was founded in 2008 by her family. From 2013 to 2016, she played for Basketball Manitoba’s Centre for Performance program, where she was exposed to a higher level of competition. Robyn was also a member of the Manitoba Provincial Team Program in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Robyn continued her basketball career in high school at the University of Winnipeg Collegiate from 2013 to 2017. In 2017, she played for the U19 basketball team representing Manitoba at the North American Indigenous Games in Toronto. 

After high school, she continued as a Wesmen, playing her post-secondary career at the University of Winnipeg from 2017-2023. She was a part of the Wesmen 2021/2022 Canada West and U-Sports National playoff run, where she earned Silver Medals in both divisions. Robyn is now in her first year as an assistant coach for the Wesmen program.

Robyn has a Bachelor of Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Winnipeg. She is currently studying for a Masters of Education, specializing in Indigenous Education at the University of British Columbia. She focuses her study on examining the benefits of integrating Indigenous knowledge with sport and movement. Additionally, she is an advocate for Indigenous athletes, encouraging them to take their game to the next level. This vision has led her to launch Zaagi’idiwin Sport Performance, which is a platform for Indigenous and non-Indigenous athletes to access in-person and remote training services that aim to improve performance on and off the court.

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