Youth Wellness Council


Boozhoo! Kelsey ndizhinkaaz. Nbisiing ndoonjibaa minwaa Nbisiing ndoonda. Nswimdina-shi- ngodwaaswi ndoo sitboonez. Anishinabek Educational Institute ndoo kinoomaagos. Ndoo nokii Canadore College. 

Hello! My name is Kelsey. I am from Nipissing and Nipissing is where I live. I am 21 years old. I go to Anishinabek Educational Institute. I work at Canadore College. 

I am very invested in cultural revitalization and actively contribute to it through my creativity, work, education, and community involvement. Being on this youth council allows me to not only further my knowledge, but also allows me to give back my time to a culture that has given me so much.


Hello, my name is Samantha Wabano-Gunner. I am a 28-year-old Indigenous single mother, from Moosonee, Ont.


Also, a student at Modern College of Hairstyling and Esthetics in North
Bay, Ont. I am in recovery for addictions. I started when I was 13 years old and finally got sober back in 2018. I am looking at going back to school for Indigenous Wellness and Addiction Prevention in September 2022.  It has been a long-time goal of mine to join a program such as this.


I am a volunteer at Endaayaan Awejaa Youth Wellness Council. Along with this being a great opportunity, it is also my pleasure to help and give back to the community. I look forward to building and creating a safe place for the youth to come and join our programming.

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wâciye. Aliyah Diamond-Gunner nitisinihkāson. môsoniy nitôhcîn. hello. My name is Aliyah Diamond-Gunner. I am from Moosonee. My spirit name is White Lily and I am Bear clan. I am two-spirit, my pronouns are she/her and they/them. I am Mushkegowuk Cree, from Moose Cree First Nation.


I graduated from the Cosmetic Management diploma program at Humber College in 2019. While at Humber, I completed a work-study program with the Centre of Indigenous Education and Engagement. Working there really helped me discover my purpose, and ignited my passion for working with and for the Indigenous community. I am now in my third year of the Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work program at Laurentian University. 


I am in recovery of mental health and addictions, and consider myself a Mental Health, 2SLGBTQ+, and Indigenous rights advocate. I am so passionate about Indigenous cultural resurgence and revitalization, and empowering Indigenous youth and communities. I am so excited to be involved with Endaayaan Awejaa and look forward to the upcoming projects we will be working on to support youth in the community! Miigwetch / mîkwec!

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Aniin/Kwe! I'm Stéphane, I'm a 19 y.o transman born and raised in nipissing, I'm french, and reconnecting anishinabek/mi'kmaq, I'm passionate about environmental protection, reforestation, and sustainability! I am soft spoken but always willing to help! I work as a freelance artist, and hope to help spread the word of Endaayaan Awejaa, and help others on their journey towards reconnecting to mother Earth! 

I have my own site where I share my artwork, including merchandise!

Miigwetch, Wiingezin!

If interested in being a part of our Youth Wellness Council please see our programs page.