Chantel currently works for the Green Action Centre as their Indigenous Programs Outreach Coordinator. Recently, she completed a Graduate Diploma in Community Economic Development from Concordia University. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Inner-City Studies from the University of Winnipeg. Chantel’s interests include renewable energy development for First Nations communities across Canada, community economic development and social enterprise entrepreneurship. As a volunteer she has served on the boards of the Spence Neighbourhood Association, Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, Centre for Gender Advocacy and Daniel McIntyre St Matthews Community Association. She has provided support to the National Elders Gathering Conference in 2019, Folklorama’s First Nation Pavilion and the University of Winnipeg Aboriginal Student Council.
Richard currently serves as Coordinator of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW) and a Research Associate at the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER). He graduated from the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University in 2019 with a Master of Resource Management (Planning) degree, where his research focused on watershed co-governance in interior British Columbia. Richard also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Political Studies and History from the University of Manitoba. He has experience working in non-profit, consulting, and public sector roles, including the Management Internship Program with the Government of Manitoba, data analysis for Coast Funds on the BC coast, and agricultural extension work in Malawi. Richard is passionate about the natural world and spends much of his spare time exploring Manitoba’s backcountry lakes and rivers.