Meagan Lortie is an Anishinaabe woman who grew up in Barrie. She is a graduate of the Indigenous Community and Social Development Program at Georgian College and holds a B.A. in the Childhood and Social Institutions Program at Western University. Meagan is an advocate for truth, reconciliation and decolonization. She strongly believes the best way to move towards a sustainable and just future it to encourage accountability, understanding, and empathy. She devotes her free time to exploring her culture, ancestry, and identity. Meagan and her colleague Caycee developed this workshop in order to help others learn about the effects of colonialism on First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities. It is her hope that through this work people living in Canada can learn the truth about Canadian history and work towards a decolonized future.