My name is Taylor Galvin and I am an Environmental Studies student at the University of Manitoba. I am the land-based education coordinator for the Kis Kin Ha Ma Ki Win. As an Indigenous woman from Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, I want to learn from and help my community, as well as other First Nations communities, engage in different traditional, land-based practices. I would like to help other Indigenous and non-Indigenous students learn about the importance of keeping our traditions alive for the next Seven Generations. While in school I volunteer with the Graduation Pow Wow, am a leader in an indigenous environmental student group called the University of Manitoba’s Indigenous Concerns on the Environment and would like to help make positive changes to the environment as much as I can through my studies, volunteer, and work..
Boozhoo! My name is Dylan Kensick and my family roots are from Winnipeg, Selkirk, and Sagkeeng First Nation. I am an Environmental Studies student at the University of Manitoba with a focus on biology, conservation, and restoration. I enjoy learning about sustainable food production and hope to provide my home community with fresh food and medicines with the practice of permaculture and by growing a food forest. I am fascinated by trees and other plants and work with them to help people and family. Indigenous traditional knowledge and ceremony is an important part of my life and I hope to continue learning and pass on teachings so that we as people can live together sustainably and ensure our children and grandchildren can enjoy comfortable happy lives.
Tanjina Tahsin, belongs to the land of rivers: Bangladesh, a country in South Asia. She has completed her master’s degree from the University of Manitoba and Kis Kin Ha Ma Ki Win-Learning science through land initiative gave her the platform to explore the role of land-based camps that are simultaneously grounded in the science and Indigenous Knowledge on facilitating youth understanding and action regarding the environment, as a part of her master’s thesis.
Currently, she is working as a Biological Technician for Kis Kin Ha Ma Ki Win. Being a part of the initiative allows her to work with different Indigenous communities across Manitoba. All these experiences motivate her to work with Indigenous people, especially youth and learn from Indigenous knowledge keepers.
Besides, she has a B.S. (Honours) and master’s degree in Soil, Water and Environment from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her study and research over there were focused on environmental chemistry especially on contamination (heavy metals). Therefore, she enjoys working with laboratory equipment, chemical reagents and finding out the facts and reason behind any concern or contamination.
She has contributed in writing community reports summarizing the scientific test results conducted on the land-based camps in an accessible and simplistic language. She hopes to continue her work of integration and developing ways to better facilitate science communication.
Courtney Dumas is from Mathias Colomb Cree Nation also known as (Pukatawagan). He spent the majority of his time outdoors learning from the family living off the land and being active from running long distances, canoeing, and hiking.
Courtney Went to Assiniboine Community College in Brandon, MB. The program he chose to enroll in was Interactive Media Arts two year-diploma program where you get the chance to indulge your creativity and excel in a hands-on career in multimedia developing your digital craft, learn new and better ways to create impactful messages and images, and designs that broaden minds.
Courtney specializes as a videographer, editor and photographer. Has a strong sense of storytelling cinematic portraits featuring brand representatives that have stories to tell.
Courtney is passionate, professional, and excited about new possibilities in video production to bring creative solutions to a project to create strong sequencing.
He has worked in the broadcast industry for 5 years at APTN And CTVNews Winnipeg. Duties vary from assembling recorded raw material into a finished product that’s suitable for broadcasting. The material may include camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, and graphics. Provide Video for stories that provide clear and truthful interviews corresponding with the topic.