Graeme Reed is a doctoral candidate at the University of Guelph, studying the intersection of Indigenous governance, environmental governance and the climate crisis. At the same time, he works at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) as a senior policy advisor, ensuring federal and international climate policy safeguards First Nations rights, jurisdiction and knowledge. During this time, he has had the opportunity to represent the AFN at the COP 23 and COP 24 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and is preparing to attend COP 25 in Chile. He is of mixed Anishinaabe and European descent. You can find him @graereed8.