Activist and Lawyer

Sylvia McAdam

Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) is a direct descendant of Treaty peoples and is from the nēhīyaw Nation. Sylvia holds a JD from the University of Saskatchewan and a BHS from the University of Regina. Sylvia is co-founder of the award-winning, global grassroots Indigenous-led movement Idle No More. Idle No More has changed the political and social landscape of Canada as well as reached the global community to defend and protect all lands, water and animals from devastation and climate change. Sylvia is the author of Nationhood Interrupted: Revitalizing nêhiyaw Legal Systems (2015) and Cultural Teachings: First Nations Protocols and Methodologies (2009).