Rebecca Kragnes

Board Director

Rebecca is a Cree-Métis woman dedicated to advancing Indigenous representation and equity in Canada. With over 25 years of experience in construction, notably as a Red Seal Journeyperson Electrician, she focuses on executive-level support, education, and advocacy to boost Indigenous presence in the industry. Her leadership skills and business background drive her commitment to Indigenous community engagement and relationship-building. In both her role as Director of Indigenous Relations and Community and Engagement with 2Nations Bird Construction and her pursuit of an Indigenous Business Leadership Executive MBA at Simon Fraser University, Rebecca seeks opportunities to merge her personal and professional experiences to contribute to Indigenous economic development, sovereignty, and nationhood in today’s economy.

She serves as Chairperson of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum Board (CAF) and on the Women Building Futures (WBF) Board of Directors. Rebecca passionately works to enhance women’s representation in skilled trades, leveraging her firsthand knowledge of barriers faced by women, Indigenous peoples, and other underrepresented groups in the industry. Recognized for her advocacy, Rebecca received the 2022 Alberta Queen’s Jubilee Medal and the 2023 Esquao Award for her dedication to promoting Indigenous women in Trades and Technology. Outside work and studies, she cherishes moments with family, engaging in activities like fishing, hunting, fireside conversations, and occasional rounds of golf.