Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
- Languages : English
- Last Login : May 10, 2018
My name is Micah John Messent.
My Indigenous family lineage is from the Red River Métis Nation, which is located in what is now known as the province of Manitoba. I was raised as the youngest of five siblings in the Comox Valley, traditional territory of the K’ómoks peoples on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.
Growing up I spent much of my time exploring various communities across Vancouver Island with my family and sailing around the islands and inlets located throughout the Salish sea (the ocean between mainland British Columbia and Vancouver Island), learning the rich histories and teachings associated with various traditional territories. My grandparents settled in a small town called Ucluelet on the West coast of Vancouver Island near Tofino and because of this a great deal of my time was also spent on the beautiful and biodiverse shorelines between the two towns. A passion for the natural world and its preservation stemmed from all of these adventures.
Upon graduating from highschool in 2013, I attended Vancouver Island University in a city called Nanaimo and completed my degree in Indigenous Studies this last June. Throughout my program I focused my elective courses on Indigenous forms of Governance, Natural Resource Management and special topics in ocean geography.
I am currently employed with British Columbia Parks Services as an Indigenous Relations Analyst and have been able to take many of my teachings and apply them to various projects that BC Parks is involved with.
I love to surf, Sail, Hike, Bike, SUP, and pretty much any other activity that involves being outdoors!
I am beyond excited to be a part of this team and to help Canadians from all parts of Turtle Island learn about the importance of protecting our waters.
I'm looking forward to meeting you all in person!
- My Interests
Animal Rights, Child & Youth Rights, Climate Change, Corporate Social Responsibility, Culture, Education, Environment, Food, Freedom of Expression, Gender Equality, Globalization, Green Spaces, Health, Indigenous Peoples, Informal/Experiential Learning, Learning, LGBT Rights, Media, Natural Disasters, Peace & Conflict, Popular Culture, Social Entrepreneurship, Sports, Sustainable Development
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