Mylan is Nêhiyawpwat (Plains Cree-Nakota) from Poundmaker Cree Nation located in Treaty Six Territory. He completed his Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria in British Columbia in 2013 and obtained his Bachelor’s of Arts in Indigenous Liberal Studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has participated in various land-based education programs in Costa Rica, Hawai’i, Belize, and Mexico. He is also a certified Life Skills Coach and Creative Life Coach. He is currently a Doctoral Student in the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
Kimberly Tootoosis is Nakota/Cree and lives on Poundmaker Indian Reserve in Treaty Six Territory. She is a the director of Red Echo Associates, a family practice that provides training, workshops and counselling services. Red Echo Associates was founded in 1993 by her late husband Arsene Tootoosis (1951-2015) with the vision of providing quality and effective workshops and seminars to First Nations communities and Agencies.
Kimberly has a Masters in Aboriginal Social work and is currently a Community Wellness Therapist in Little Pine First Nation.
Andrea Landry is Anishinaabe from Pawgwasheeng (Pays Plat First Nation) but currently resides on Treaty Six territory in Poundmaker Cree Nation. She holds a Masters in Communications and Social Justice from the University of Windsor. She teaches Indigenous Studies and for the University of Saskatchewan, and formerly was heavily engaged with international Indigenous politics at the UN level, travelling the globe to find justice in community level issues. Yet her real passion lies in her work in the areas of grief and recovery, suicide prevention, family systems, and community healing. Her life right now is focused on the path of motherhood and healthy parenting as she raises her new baby, River-Jaxsen, alongside her partner.
Andrea Landry believes that the route to healing from colonialism comes from the heart work that most people avoid in our communities and through how one chooses to raise their children. Through forgiveness, overcoming colonial systems being seen as a means for solutions, and prioritizing indigenous ways of being over colonial ways of being, Andrea believes our communities can become as healthy as they were prior to colonization. For our nations to thrive, we must thrive as parents, families, and communities.