Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek, ON
Jayden Fisher is a member of Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek (Gull Bay First Nation), an Ojibway community and signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty, located on the Western Shoreline of Lake Nipigon in Northwestern Ontario. With an Advanced Diploma in Interactive Media Development, Jayden is a multi-talented worker and has been fortunate to work in various capacities. Jayden currently works in Food Security and Clean Energy projects within her Nation and sits on multiple Indigenous-led advisory circles. She is also a participating youth in the ImaGENation Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program. While working within her Nation, sitting on advisory circles and leading/participating in various programs, she has gained valuable skills and hands-on experience in community engagement, project management, youth involvement and food sovereignty. With a strong connection to the land, Jayden has always been passionate about sustainable living and encouraging her peers to live more eco-consciously. From helping start a recycling program and a greenhouse project in high school to advocating for campus sustainability in post-secondary schooling, she is now tackling educating her peers and community on sustainability and waste management. Jayden is creative, works hard, learns quickly and constantly strives to grow through new experiences. She is always up to the opportunity to create experiential and meaningful connections within and for her Nation. She is a person of few words, but beneath her calm exterior beats the heart of a passionate and altruistic individual. May the force be with you.