Co-Chair, National Indigenous Advisory Committee
Welastekwewiyik nilun, wotstok (we are Maliseet people from Woodstock First Nation). Stevie-Rae DeMerchant (she/they) is a Wolastoqiyik women from the beautiful community of Woodstock First Nation. Stevie is a fourth-year student at St. Thomas University who is pursuing her Honours in Criminology with a double minor in History and Native Studies. For the past two years, Stevie has served as Indigenous Representative on the St. Thomas University Students’ Union and President-elect for the 2023/24 academic year. This year, she hopes to bring advocacy closer to the students and advance the student agenda in hopes of a more affordable, equitable and equal education for all students.