As much as they try to eliminate us with all of their policies and all of their laws, we’re still here and we always will be.

Crystal Sinclair is a Nehiyaw (Cree) Woman from Fisher River Cree Nation in Manitoba. Crystal received her Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Ryerson University. Crystal is an Indigenous Rights Activist with Idle No More Toronto, public speaker, hand drummer and artist. . Crystal has roots in the Toronto Indigenous Activist and Indigenous Artist community. Crystal is a survivor from the impacts of the Indian Act and the Residential School System. One  of her roles as an OPSEU Indigenous Circle member is to work with FoodShare Toronto who will travel with a team that will visit four Northern Reserves: Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, Moosonee and Moose Factory, assisting those communities with food distribution that are looking into setting up Northern Food Markets within those communities. She is also very involved with clean water campaigns and knows the impact of privatization on our water supply. Crystal is a recipient of Opseu 2016 Human Rights and Equity Award.