Shaunna Morgan Siegers is Operations Manager for the Indigenous Leadership Initiative (ILI). Born and raised in Manitoba, she is a member of The Crees of Waskaganish First Nation situated on the southern shores of James Bay in Eeyou Istchee. A scientist with bachelor and master degrees in botany, she possesses more than 25 years of research, Indigenous knowledge and environmental science experience. Shaunna has lived in and/or worked with many First Nations across Canada, and has a deeply held sense of responsibility to protect the environment and keep it healthy for future generations. She seeks well-balanced solutions to address complex environmental, social, cultural and economic challenges.