Melissa Lambert-Tenasco,


Indigenous Youth Liaison

Melissa Lambert-Tenasco (she/her/elle) is a mixed Anishnaabe from Kitigan Zibi Anishnabeg, currently residing in Gatineau, Québec. Melissa is currently a shared resource between the department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Indigenous Youth Roots.

In her role, she works half-time with the department and half-time with IYR’s Centre for Indigenous Policy and Research to build trust between the Government of Canada and Indigenous youth, all while undertaking co-development in a way that maximizes collaboration. Melissa’s previous work experience includes research and program coordination focused on the over-incarceration of Indigenous women and gender diverse people, as well as sexual and reproductive health in the non-profit sector.