Policy Programs Coordinator
Tānisi. Rayna nisiyīkāson. Ê-nêhiyâwiyân ôma. Poundmaker ohci niya.
My name is Rayna. I am a Plains Cree woman from Poundmaker, a Treaty Six nation in Saskatchewan, and currently reside in Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton, AB). I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from The King’s University. My work has primarily focused on food sovereignty and food security.
I am passionate about environmental stewardship, social justice, and our collective and personal relationship to land and place. I am committed to fanning the flame of IYR’s mission to empower Indigenous youth and witness them arise as powerful leaders across nations.
I am a lettering artist and illustrator, a poet and aspiring author, anthropology nerd and avid reader, and a deep lover of animals and nature. You can often find me barefoot in forests, drinking oat lattes in coffee shops, or in my kitchen experimenting with new recipes.