She:kon! My name is Megan Lewis; I am a Kanien’kehá:ka woman currently residing in Tkaronto, Ontario. As a member of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, but having grown up off reserve in rural areas of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, I did not grow up very connected to my culture or community. However, over the past 10 years I have started to learn more about my family history and culture and that sparked a journey of self-discovery and reclamation that I am still on. With a BA in Child and Youth Care, and an MA in Public Policy and Administration, I have developed a passion for the advocacy of Indigenous people and communities through education. Over the years I have held various roles both on the front-lines in community organizations and in the federal government and continue to strive to make connections between policy and practice. Motivated and solutions-focused, I look forward to taking on my role as Policy and Research Manager and making an impact in this growing organization.
In my spare time I enjoy photography, organizing, and have recently taken up archery.