Indigenous Youth Committee

Cody Lookinghorse

Indigenous Youth Committee Leader
  • Cody is Haudenosaunee and Lakota, Sioux.  His mother is Dawn Martin-Hil, a Mohawk professor at McMaster University and the first indigenous woman in Canada to get her PhD in cultural anthropology. His father is Lakota, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th generation keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe from Cheyenne River Reservation.

Chelsea Jane Edwards

Indigenous Youth Committee Leader
  • Chelsea Jane Edwards is from Attawapiskat on the west side of James Bay. She is an indigenous youth activist and ambassador, founder of Shannen’s Dream, advocating for educational equity. Chelsea has represented indigenous issues at the United Nations, been a speaker at WE Day and provided guidance and input to Teach for Canada, Free the Children, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and the Ontario Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunities. She has two years experience as a guard with Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service and received a Diploma in Policing and Security Foundations.

Jamie Warren

Indigenous Youth Committee Leader
  • Jamie is a Mushkegowuk Cree, a member of Moose Cree First Nation. She has a Masters of Education in Counsellling Psychology from Western University. She is a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and will be obtaining professional membership with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She also has a certificate in Concurrent Disorders from Mohawk College.
  • Jamie provides personal, academic, and disability counselling services to support Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students at Niagara College. With over 5 years of experience in the field, she specializes in integrating both traditional indigenous and clinical approaches in her work with students.