Veronica Madsen is a member of the Metepengiag Mi’Kmaq Nation, New Brunswick. She is married and has three adult children. The first fourteen years of her married life was lived in Denmark near her husband’s family. In 2004 her family decided to move to New Brunswick to be close to Veronica’s side of the family. A work opportunity brought them to Newfoundland and Labrador in 2006 where the family has called home ever since. It is here at Memorial University where Veronica acquired her BA and is continuing her education with a MA in Geography.
It was at Memorial University where she discovered the Aboriginal Resource office which is a place of support for Aboriginal students. It is here where she began to get a better understanding of her culture. She is an active member of the Mawita'jik Drum group where she has been able to explore another avenue of creativity.
Her interest lies in community-led housing initiatives in northern Indigenous communities. She is looking forward to working with Fort Good Hope in assessing housing needs, potential gaps in supports geared towards housing as a space and home as a place.