Jason recently completed a Masters of Science in Environmental Science under the supervision of Courtney Mason at Thompson Rivers University. Jason’s professional and academic background has focused on Indigenous Interpretation within Canadian parks, as well as Indigenous tourism with private tourism companies across Canada.  His MSc research examined Indigenous representation within the Rocky Mountain National Parks in order to develop new methods of inclusive representation through deep consultation with local Indigenous peoples. His work will impact Parks Canada policies of consultation with Indigenous peoples. Growing up in his home Ahnishnabae reserve of Neyaashiinigmiing in Ontario gives Jason the insight and personal connection needed to make this type of research meaningful.  Jason received the Graduate Student Mentor Award (2016-2017). He defended his master’s thesis in the fall of 2018 entitled: Incorporating Indigenous Voices: The Struggle for Increased Representation in Jasper National Park.  Jason currently teaches part-time for the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT). He recently was elected to the Board of Directors of the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (Ontario Director).