Kris Meawasige is Anishinaabe, bear clan and a proud member of Serpent River First Nation. Kris was born and raised in the Greater City of Sudbury, Ontario, on the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishinaabeg. He has been living with his family on the unceded traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg, on the outskirts of Ottawa since 2013. Kris has been working with Indigenous communities (urban and rural) across Ontario since 2001. He has worked in a variety of roles including Employment and Training Field Support Worker at the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, Aboriginal Counsellor and Outreach Officer at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Aboriginal School Liaison at Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health and currently serves as the Indigenous Student Support and Re-engagement Coordinator (K-12) at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. Kris is dedicated to raising up Indigenous children, youth and families throughout their education journey.