Jeannine Faye Denny

Mi’kmaw Sports for Social Development Coordinator for Unama’ki & Paqtnkek

Grade Level Support:

  • 7-12
  • Elementary

Subjects + Areas of Expertise:

  • Sports

Supported Resources:

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Jeannine Denny started her new role in May, 2021, as the Mi’kmaw Sports for Social Development Coordinator for Unama’ki & Paqtnkek at Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey, for MK Sports & Recreation which is under the Mi’kmaw Language & Culture department.Sports for Social Development is a method of bringing about social change, health & wellbeing while reflecting the needs and cultural priorities in our indigenous communities. The 4 keys for social development are to; improve health, education, employability and to reduce at risk behavior.

In her previous position as a Mi’kmaw Physical Activity Leadership Coordinator (MPAL) where she served her home community of Eskasoni, she still continues to volunteer for Eskasoni by helping hosting events and fundraising activities such as the Eskasoni Annual Powwow, Eskasoni WinterCarnival, Eskasoni Christmas Telethon, the Eskasoni Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s Memorial Garden and for other emergency fundraisers at may occur.

With strong spiritual beliefs, her biggest accomplishment was being selected alongside nine Indigenous young women across Canada in 2002 to personally meet Pope John Paul II. When he was canonized into Sainthood in 2014, her heart was overjoyed knowing she had asked a Saint in person to pray for her family, friends, loved ones and for her Mi’kmaq people.

Outside of volunteering and work, Jeannine Faye loves to spend time with her family and friends.Married to Justin Denny, she is the proud mother of 3 daughters, Yvette, Dionne & Justyne. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, playing cards or board games at her mother’s, learning cultural teachings, shopping, she really loves Disney and collects Disney’s Beauty and the Beast figurines.

Grade Level Support:

  • 7-12
  • Elementary

Subjects + Areas of Expertise:

  • Sports

Supported Resources:

No items found.

Jeannine Denny started her new role in May, 2021, as the Mi’kmaw Sports for Social Development Coordinator for Unama’ki & Paqtnkek at Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey, for MK Sports & Recreation which is under the Mi’kmaw Language & Culture department.Sports for Social Development is a method of bringing about social change, health & wellbeing while reflecting the needs and cultural priorities in our indigenous communities. The 4 keys for social development are to; improve health, education, employability and to reduce at risk behavior.

In her previous position as a Mi’kmaw Physical Activity Leadership Coordinator (MPAL) where she served her home community of Eskasoni, she still continues to volunteer for Eskasoni by helping hosting events and fundraising activities such as the Eskasoni Annual Powwow, Eskasoni WinterCarnival, Eskasoni Christmas Telethon, the Eskasoni Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women’s Memorial Garden and for other emergency fundraisers at may occur.

With strong spiritual beliefs, her biggest accomplishment was being selected alongside nine Indigenous young women across Canada in 2002 to personally meet Pope John Paul II. When he was canonized into Sainthood in 2014, her heart was overjoyed knowing she had asked a Saint in person to pray for her family, friends, loved ones and for her Mi’kmaq people.

Outside of volunteering and work, Jeannine Faye loves to spend time with her family and friends.Married to Justin Denny, she is the proud mother of 3 daughters, Yvette, Dionne & Justyne. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, playing cards or board games at her mother’s, learning cultural teachings, shopping, she really loves Disney and collects Disney’s Beauty and the Beast figurines.