Daelynne is an Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) youth participating in the IEHRA project while attending post-secondary in Edmonton, Alberta. At school, Daelynne is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Biodiversity so that she can continue to work alongside her nation in environmental and impacted community issues. Taking interest in subjects discussing Indigenous topics, Daelynne is learning to incorporate Western-based education with intrinsic Indigenous Knowledge to stay connected and grounded to her community.
Marc Calabretta is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. His research interests lie at the intersection of international political economy, climate finance, and development. His emerging research interests involve international climate finance commitments countries are mobilizing for climate adaptation projects across the Global South. He holds a Master’s degree in Human Geography (Queen’s University), where he worked with Huu-ay-aht First Nations on Vancouver Island, Canada to examine the negotiation of the Maa-nulth Treaty, a multi-nation modern land claim agreement. He also has over five years’ experience in Professional Project Management.