Jenessa Joy Klukas is an Indigenous woman of Xaxli’p and Métis descent. She grew up on the land of the Haisla Nation in Kitimat. She was an intern at The Tyee through the Journalists for Human Rights’ Indigenous Reporters Program.
Klukas has a bachelor of fine arts in writing from the University of Victoria. When she is not working, she writes screenplays and memoir. She currently works at IndigiNews as their education and child welfare reporter.
Klukas worked in the child-care industry for 11 years and she is passionate about ensuring that children are safe, protected and nurtured fairly and with compassion.