Director of the Centre for Indigenous Policy & Research
Megan Lewis is a young, queer, mixed Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) woman and member of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory currently residing in Tkaronto, Ontario. With a BA in Child and Youth Care, and an MA in Public Policy and Administration, she has developed a passion for the advocacy of Indigenous people and communities through education. Having held various roles both on the frontlines and in the federal government over the years, she continues to strive to make connections between policy and practice.
Currently, as the Director of the Centre for Indigenous Policy and Research here at IYR she focuses on engaging Indigenous youth in policy and research by creating more accessible spaces to create and advocate for impactful change. In February 2020 she launched a small beadwork business called Pine and Needle Designs as a way to express herself through a creative, and meaningful medium.