Sarah Sandy is a member and resident of Beausoleil First Nation, Christian Island, in Ontario. She holds a BA in Indigenous Environmental Studies from Trent University in Peterborough, ON and a Diploma in Recreation Enterprise from Langara College in Vancouver, BC. She has 20 years experience supporting many Indigenous youth programs with not-for-profit organizations both urban and rural, in BC and ON. She has worked with organizations like Rediscovery International as an intern in Guyana, South America; with Outward Bound Canada as a wilderness instructor for Indigenous youth in both Ontario and BC; with the Urban Native Youth Association in Vancouver as a youth worker & recreation coordinator; and with the First Nations Snowboard Team as a recreation snowboard instructor Sarah currently works as an Indigenous Student Advisor at Georgian College’s skilled trade school in Midland, Ontario and as an Associate with the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) where she is expanding her work in education, youth engagement, decolonizing approaches, and land-based program design and development. A life-long learner, she has recently completed training in various Trauma Informed Care and Mental Health Counselling courses in an effort to move into an Adventure Therapy Practice.