Jeffrey Kiyoshk Ross is of the marten clan, and a registered member of Walpole Island Unceded First Nation. He is an Ontario Certified Teacher with over 20 years of communications, journalism, and marketing experience working with First Nation communities and organizations in Ontario. He has been fortunate to teach in Pikangikum, Pickle Lake, and Thunder Bay, and develops and delivers curriculum that is informed by Canada’s First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples’ diverse histories and cultures. He is also an Indigenous consultant who has taught at the Art Gallery of Ontario facilitating discussion on the TRC and Anishnaabek knowledge, and works with organizations to help them inform their hiring practices, help improve Indigenous community involvement, and facilitate cultural competencies. He has a long history of Indigenous program development, intentional community building, and evaluation of learners (both young people and adults).