Oct 04, 2018 6:30 PM
Riley Yesno
Understanding Indigenous Peoples Needs

Riley Yesno is an Indigenous woman from Thunder Bay, Ontario / Eabametoong First Nation currently attending The University of Toronto studying political science and Indigenous studies. Since 2017, Riley has worked as a member of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council along with 25 amazing young voices to provide advice to the Prime Minister and federal government and draft Canada's first National Youth Policy. 
She has spent the past two summers working with Nishnawbe Aski Nation under their executive council, and has been a student representative on her local board of education. She also works closely with  grassroots organizations such as Neechee Studios in Thunder Bay, offering free art programming to Indigenous youth. She is currently a student and public speaker, hoping to make the country a better place to be, day by day.