Gabrielle Fayant is a young Métis woman originally from Fishing Lake Métis Settlement in Alberta.Gabrielle contributes to the local Indigenous community in Ottawa, and is active both provincially and nationally with various organizations.
Gabrielle has previously worked for a variety of National Aboriginal Organizations such as the National Association of Friendship Centres, Native Women's Association of Canada, Aboriginal Healing Foundation and YWCA Canada. Gabrielle has been actively engaged in Chief Theresa Spence's Hunger Strike, Idle No More rallies and teach-ins, and in organizing Indigenous Nation Movement Youth Forums across the country. Gabrielle also organized for the arrival of the Journey of Nishiyuu, Youth4Lakes and PemitaiegUgjitNm'tginen walkers to Ottawa.
Gabrielle currently plays and advisory role with Canadian Commission of UNESCO and sits on the Board of Directors for the Friendship Centre Movement, contributing her voice and songs to her community.