Dr. Graeme Reed is a Strategic Advisor with the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), where he advocates for the inclusion of First Nations in international, national, and regional climate change and energy policy dialogues. During this, he has had the privilege of representing AFN in a wide variety of contexts, including as board member of Climate Action Network Canada (CAN-Rac), member on the Canadian Environment Domestic Advisory Group (CEDAG), and Indigenous North American Representative to the Facilitative Working Group of the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples Platform at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
He completed his doctorate from the University of Guelph (2022) studying the intersection of Indigenous governance, environmental governance, and the climate crisis, and is currently a Post-Doctoral Associate at the Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages (CIKL) at York University. In addition to research, he is keenly involved in the mobilization of knowledge, including as Coordinating Lead Author of the For Our Future: Indigenous Resilience Report in Canada’s National Climate Assessment and as former Co-Chair of the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change in the UNFCCC. He is Anishinaabe from the Great Lakes (Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory) with mixed ancestry from England, Scotland, and Germany.