Christine Penner Polle is an educator, author, mother, and former nurse. She is a prairie girl who moved to Treaty 3 territory, the traditional land of the Anishinaabe, nearly twenty years ago. The pristine natural beauty of Canadian Shield country is a constant reminder to her of the importance of preserving clean air, water, and land for future generations.
A former climate change “avoider”, since 2009 Christine has been writing, marching, and lobbying for action on climate change. Her latest book, “Unfreeze Yourself: Five ways to take action on climate change for the sake of your family, your health, and the planet”, was published in 2016.
Christine has served on the Municipality of Red Lake’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee and on the Red Lake Library Board. In 2011 she was hired by the Municipality to research and write the community’s Municipal Cultural Plan.
Christine and her husband Mark have two grown daughters. She enjoys cycling and canoe camping vacations, and is passionate about eating local, which luckily for her is helped greatly by Mark’s green thumb!