Prof Tracy Coates has a JD in Law as well as a Master’s in Environmental Studies and International Dispute Resolution (MES). She is a strategic and creative consultant and educator in the area of critical theory, law and Indigenous knowledge. Tracy is of mixed Mohawk and European ancestry from an Urban Aboriginal Community. Her experience includes being a part-time Professor at the University of Ottawa with the Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies, a Program Advisor in the areas of cultural competency and Aboriginal program development with the School of Social Work at Ryerson University and the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University, and serving on the legal teams of the Assembly of First Nations and Amnesty International Canada. Ms. Coates has been gifted with traditional knowledge from a variety of Indigenous and First Nations Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and others, particular from Cree, Oji-Cree, Algonquin, and Haudenosaunee Nations.