Becky Big Canoe, of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, has been a business owner, a sustainable house builder, a community energy planner, and an activist for water and for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. In 2013, she co-produced a walk across Canada to bring attention to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, the last before the National Inquiry was announced in 2015. Becky has long been an advocate for natural building and, having built her own home using all-natural materials, she believes that Indigenous women can play a crucial role in tackling the enormous housing problem Indigenous people face. As founder of EnviroNative Training Initiatives, she hopes to bring some Indigenous women’s wisdom and sensibility to the issue. Becky is currently an advisor to the University of Toronto’s Center for Global Engineering on natural building materials and supply chains, as well as co-founder and Managing Director of the Mno Aki Land Trust which provides national opportunities for Indigenous access to land and land-based programming.
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