Member – Pimicikamak Cree Nation
Born in Thompson Manitoba is a member of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation located in Northern Manitoba. Patrick started in a technical career path and later decided to pursue other career goals working with children in his community as a Para-professional in the high school he graduated from. He has and continues to work with the Youth Peacebuilding Project in Winnipeg as a Youth Dialogue Workshop Facilitator exploring the relationships and dynamics existing within and between different identity groups. His passion to help others also allowed him to do internship work with the Hamilton AIDS Network in Hamilton, Ont. and abroad in New Delhi India for 6 months working for the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India under the National Institute of Social Defense. Patrick is a strong believer of Volunteerism, he has Volunteered with many organizations including: the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc.’s EIYGL, Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Youth Peacebuilding Project’s Peace Gathering just to name a few. Currently, he’s a Family Enhancement Worker with Nikan Awasisak Agency in Cross Lake, Manitoba.