Ginger Gosnell-Myers is of Nisga’a and Kwakwak’awakw heritage and is passionate about advancing Aboriginal rights and knowledge, while breaking down barriers between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
Throughout 2008-2011, Ginger worked on the Environics Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study (UAPS) as both Project Manager and Public Engagement Director. The UAPS is Canada’s largest research study on Aboriginal people living in urban environments and has become the leading research on urban Aboriginal people’s values, aspirations, experiences, and identity.
Ginger Gosnell-Myers is an Action Canada 2004 Fellow, former Co-Chair to the Assembly of First Nations National Youth Council, former President of Urban Native Youth Association, and worked as the Western Assistant to the late and former Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Development Andy Scott. Ginger is featured in the inspirational book, Notes from Canada’s Young Activists: A Generation Stands up for Change (2007). In 2012, as part of the CBC documentary series 8th Fire, Ginger was highlighted and profiled for her views on Aboriginal issues and relations in Canada. In 2016, Ginger became the City of Vancouver’s first Aboriginal Relations Manager where she was central to advancing the Year of Reconciliation.