Stacey Chaboyer grew up in Winnipeg and her roots are in Norway House Cree Nation (Kinisao Sipi) in Treaty 5 territory. She completed her Bachelor of Environmental Studies in 2010 from the University of Manitoba. She then moved to Calgary to pursue a career in Indigenous community engagement and regulatory consultation, and worked in the energy sector building relationships with First Nation and Métis communities in Alberta and Northeastern BC. Her most rewarding experience during this time was as a working group member for Sekweha Youth Centre in Janvier, AB, where she learned about integrating Indigenous culture, language, values and traditions into current educational experiences, or learning how to walk in two worlds.
She later completed a Master of Arts in Environmental Practice from Royal Roads University and moved to Winnipeg with her husband after their son was born. She now works for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, coordinating Indigenous programs around Great Slave Lake, NWT, including the Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) program and Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS) program.