Edna Nabess was born and raised in Cormorant, Manitoba, and is a proud member of the Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, who was taught the traditions of her Cree culture by her mother. Edna is the founder and principal designer of Cree-Ations, and an artisan known for her one-of-a-kind designs. She is a founding member of the Manitoba Artist Showcase. Edna received the Aboriginal Business Service Network Award in 2009, the BMO Expansion and Growth in Small Business Award in 2017, and recipient of a Canada 150 Medal. In addition to the Winnipeg Police Board, Edna serves on the boards of Efficiency Manitoba, Manitoba Public Insurance, Manitoba Social Services Appeal, Manitoba 150 Celebration Committee, and ATELAC, and was a candidate in the 2016 provincial election in the riding of Kewantinook.Edna gives back to the community by participating in multiple charitable events and fundraising activities.