Heart of a City

”There's something so beautiful about how we laugh. Even our laughs tell a story”

Gabrielle Fayant
Gabrielle Fayant is co-founder of the Assembly of Seven Generations and program manager for Reach Up! North. She previously worked for a variety of national Aboriginal organizations such as the National Association of Friendship Centres, the Native Women’s Association of Canada, the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, and YMCA Canada. Gabrielle has been engaged in Theresa Spence’s hunger strike, Idle No More rallies and teach-ins, and in organizing Indigenous Nationhood Movement youth forums across the country. She also oversaw the arrival of the Journey of Nishiyuu, Youth4Lakes, and Pemitaieg Ugjit Nm’tginen walkers in Ottawa. Gabrielle currently plays an advisory role with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and sits on the board of directors for the Friendship Centre Movement.