Gabrielle Fayant is an off-Settlement Metis woman, whose family is from Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, AB, one of the 8 land-based Metis Settlements in Canada. Gabrielle is an award winning woman for her work in community, youth empowerment, and Indigenous rights awareness. She has worked with several Indigenous and non-profit organizations and is currently a Helper and Co-Founder of Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G). A7G is an Indigenous owned and youth-led, non-profit organization focused on cultural support and empowerment programs/policies for Indigenous youth while being led by traditional knowledge and Elder guidance. Gabrielle is passionate about cultural resurgence and justice for all Indigenous peoples.
Gabrielle is known as a mobilizer and organizer for social justice movements and climate justice movements in Ottawa. Gabrielle has been organizing rallies, marches and non-violent direct actions since 2011, from Idle No More to MMIWG2S+ to Land Back. Gabrielle is also a hide tanner, medicine picker, fisher and land-based learner and teacher.