The Team

The Team

Gabrielle Fayant


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.

Brock Lewis

Brock LewisBrock Lewis is an Indigenous youth from the Ojibwe Nation. Born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and raised in both Ontario and Michigan, Brock is a member of Wikwemikong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island. He enjoys practicing his culture in both ceremonial and contemporary styles. In early 2013, Brock enrolled in the Aboriginal Cultural Ambassador training program in Ottawa, which is hosted by Aboriginal Experience. This opportunity opened doors to cultural dance performances and the ability to speak about his culture to vast groups from across the world. Brock enjoys public speaking and attends most Idle No More-related protest and rallies that bring together First Nations Peoples. Brock is also a singer for a First Nations drum group, singing at Indigenous Powwow's across North America.

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