In recognition of commitment to community and advancing the interests of First Nations
Graeme (BES '14) is of mixed Anishinaabe and European descent. He is a Senior Advisor with the Assembly of First Nations, where he advocates for the inclusion of First Nations in the federal, provincial, and territorial climate change and energy policy dialogue. He has presented to the Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment (CCME), participated in the First Minister’s Meeting negotiating the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, and represented the AFN several times at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
In his spare time, Graeme thinks about innovative ways and strategies to advocate for people, like him who live with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Crohns’ Disease. Recently, Graeme collaborated with other Ottawa AS-patients to start an Ottawa Branch of the Canadian Spondylitis Association.
Graeme is a graduate of the International Development program jointly offered by St. Paul's and the Faculty of Environment. He recently started a PhD at the University of Guelph.