Ruth Maloney-Loft is a Mi’kmag woman from Indianbrook, Nova Scotia. She has three sons and is a proud grandmother to five. Her mother Martha attended Shubenacadie Indian Residential school. Subsequently, Ruth attended the same residential school for 7 years along with eight of her siblings. Ruth holds a diploma in collegial studies from Manitou Community College. She enjoys camping, gardening and socializing with friends each week.