Lawrence Ignace is Anishinaabe from Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation within Treaty 3 Northwestern Ontario. He is a PhD student at the University of Victoria and holds a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis on Natural Resources Policy from the University of Alaska Southeast. His relationship with mountains significantly strengthened eleven years ago when he moved to Whitehorse Yukon. During this time, he has held positions with Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Carcross/Tagish First Nation and Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research. He has a passion for advancing the understanding and use of Indigenous Knowledge. He is also on the Reference Group for the appropriate review of Indigenous research established by the three federal research funding agencies.