Tonio Sadik leads a range of environmental files as director of environment at the Assembly of First Nations — from climate change and species at risk, to fisheries and food security. He is a board member with Climate Reality Canada, and is a principle investigator for the First Nations Food, Nutrition, and Environment Study. He also sits on several steering committees including Fish-WIKS (a Dalhousie University-based research initiative focused on the intersection between Western and Indigenous knowledge systems), Indigenous Innovations (a collaboration led by Catherine Potvin at McGill University, aimed at supporting Indigenous climate change and sustainability initiatives), and the Pathway to Target 1 (a Parks Canada initiative seeking to protect 17 percent of Canada’s terrestrial landmass by 2020).

Tonio has a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University (2008) and teaches in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa.

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