Anishinaabe / Canada
Amber Sandy is Anishinaabe and a member of Neyaashiinigmiing, Chippewas of Nawash First Nation. She is an artist with a focus on leather work, beadwork, tufting and furs. Amber is a hide tanner and uses moose, deer and fish skins to make leather by hand. As the coordinator of Indigenous Knowledge and Science Outreach for SciXchange at Ryerson University, she is an enthusiastic advocate of land based education! Her work focuses on integrating Indigenous and western science in her approach to conservation, environmental science and education. It is her passion to strive for increased access to traditional land based practices, art and otherwise, for Indigenous people.