Voices that contributed to the creation of

The Indigenous Journey

Name:

E Naad Maa Get (Branden Emmerson)

Nation/Nationality:

Ojibwe

Place of residence:

Chippewas of Nawash

Occupation:

Organizer of the Prayer Walk for MMIWG

Passion:

Indigenous rights, bridging the gap between First Nation and Canadian communities.

Name:

Mackenzie King

Nation/Nationality:

Ojibwe

Place of residence:

Saugeen First Nation

Occupation:

Student at St. Mary’s High School

Passion:

Learning new things

Name:

Justice Debassige

Nation/Nationality:

Eeyou/Eenou and Ojibway

Place of residence:

Mistissini, QC

Occupation:

Child Care Worker

Name:

Autumn Cheechoo

Nation/Nationality:

Maliseet and Cree

Place of residence:

Tobique First Nation, N.B.

Occupation:

Student

Passion:

Family

Name:

Tia Perley

Nation/Nationality:

Maliseet

Place of residence:

Tobique First Nation, N.B.

Occupation:

Student

Passion:

Maliseet Culture

Name:

Connor McNamara

Nation/Nationality:

Metis 

Place of residence:

Penetanguishene, ON

Occupation:

Student and Educator

Passion:

Hunting, Fishing and Indigenous Education. 

Name:

Lindsay Gifford

Nation/Nationality:

Canadian

Place of residence:

Perth-Andover, N.B

Occupation:

Elementary school teacher

Passion:

My children

Name:

Melissa Smithman

Nation/Nationality:

Canadian

Place of residence:

Mistissini, Eeyou Istchee, QC

Occupation:

Teacher

Passion:

Enjoying the great outdoors!

Name:

Baminanaangsad (Glenn Trivett)

Nation/Nationality:

Odawa

Place of residence:

Mount Forest, ON

Occupation:

Odawa Medicine Man

Passion:

Anishinabe Culture

Name:

Jesse Sharma

Nation/Nationality:

Ojibwe and Mohawk

Place of residence:

Chimnissing, ON

Occupation:

Student at Georgian Bay District Secondary School

Passion:

Teaching

Name:

Ariel Coon

Nation/Nationality:

Eeyou/Eenou

Place of residence:

Mistissini, Quebec

Occupation:

Mental Health Community Worker

Passion:

I work to give others a voice, to know that they’re being heard through their toughest times. I help them get through it as best as I can

Name:

Chase Perley

Nation/Nationality:

Maliseet

Place of residence:

Tobique First Nation, N.B

Occupation:

Youth Centre part-time, first year UNB

Passion:

Helping youth

Name:

Philip Awashish

Nation/Nationality:

Eenou (Cree) of Eeyou Istchee 

Place of residence:

Mistissini, QC

Occupation:

Quebec Commissioner and Elder

Passion:

History and Spirituality

Name:

Carly Sandell

Nation/Nationality:

Canadian

Place of residence:

Mistissini, QC

Occupation:

High school teacher

Passion:

Travel

Name:

Megan Fox

Nation/Nationality:

Canadian

Place of residence:

Orillia, ON

Occupation:

Teacher

Passion:

Yoga. Music. Travel. Education.

Name:

Brett McPhail

Nation/Nationality:

Non-indigenous Canadian

Place of residence:

Perth-Andover, NB

Occupation:

Teacher

Passion:

Science and social justice.

Name:

Kayla Sutherland

Nation/Nationality:

Mushkegowuk

Place of residence:

Toronto, ON

Occupation:

Facilitator for Indigenize Our Mind, Consultant

Passion:

Learning and sharing Indigenous knowledge received through elders, youth and the land, decolonization

Name:

Diane Owen

Nation/Nationality:

Metis

Place of residence:

Hanover, ON

Occupation:

Semi-retired from Crisis/Bereavement Support and Adult Education

Passion:

Providing workshops and educational events to Community Agencies, Churches and Schools which are meant to support further understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, thereby planting seeds to benefit reconciliation and healing among us.

Name:

Stephen Jolly

Nation/Nationality:

Eeyou/Eenou

Place of residence:

Mistissini, QC

Occupation:

University student

Passion:

Indigenous education. Making sure Indigenous youth to have the same educational opportunities as non-Indigenous youth.

Name:

Riley, James, Alexander Perley

Nation/Nationality:

Maliseet and Mi’kmaq

Place of residence:

Tobique First Nation, N.B.

Occupation:

SVHS

Passion:

School

Name:

Delilah Saunders, but my spirit name is Ullaku Ulluriaq Arnaq or Morning Star Woman

Nation/Nationality:

Inuk from the Inuit land claims area of Nunatsiavut.

Place of residence:

Technically homeless at the moment

Occupation:

Storyteller, educator, artist and student.

Passion:

My passion flows from my vision for a better future for myself, my people and for healing of past and historical trauma

Name:

Krista McNamara 

Nation/Nationality:

Métis Nation, Penetanguishene 

Place of residence:

Tiny, ON 

Occupation:

Teacher

Passion:

Freedom for Indigenous Peoples everywhere; on our own respective terms.

Name:

Catrien Bouwman

Nation/Nationality:

Dutch Canadian

Place of residence:

Guelph, ON

Occupation:

Biologist

Passion:

School community engagement

Name:

Olivia Stukator

Nation/Nationality:

Canadian

Place of residence:

Collingwood, ON

Occupation:

Elephant Thoughts Teacher

Passion:

Settler education and furthering my personal education

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