Jerid is the newly appointed Regional Water Coordinator for the Atlantic Policy Congress andworks closely with the Atlantic First Nations Water Authority and First Nation leaders to provide AFN with support for their ongoing water projects. His work includes co-developing the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations draft framework, Long-term Drinking Water Strategy draft framework, and informing First Nation stakeholders with important details to assist in the decision-making process. Through this work Jerid hopes to help local First Nations to understand and act with respect to a wide range of important water-related issues.
Jerid Watton is a member of Glooscap First Nation and had a passion for the environment at a young age. In 2020, he earned a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University majoring in Earth Science and Environmental Sustainability. For the past 6 years Jerid has served his community acting as the Youth Representative of on the Glooscap Ventures Board of Directors. In addition to this he has worked with Dalhousie University’s Office of Sustainability to create the foundation of their Green Labs Initiative.
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Hanna Daltrop Housing Policy Analyst
Joining the Atlantic Policy Congress as a Housing Policy Analyst in early 2021, Hanna is a trained Planner and engagement practitioner. With the APC, she works closely with the Chief’s Committee on Housing and the Housing Technicians Committee to support Atlantic First Nation’s housing needs. Her background is in Indigenous and 2SLGBTQQIAA housing and homelessness initiatives, and in community development planning as a Planning consultant. She also has extensive environmental experience and has studied and worked with water policy and research, urban forestry, and floodplain management planning.
She began her educational pursuits at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in International Relations, Sociology and Human Geography, before obtaining a Diploma in Social Justice Studies from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. She later moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia where she graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master of Planning in 2020. She has always sought to bring Indigenous community issues into planning discussions, which inspired her to write a Major Research Paper called, Making the Case for the Decolonial City: How Canadian Cities are Embedding a Shifting Narrative into City Structure.
The theme to Hanna’s work as always been advocacy, and she applies a critical lens to complex systemic issues in everything she does. She is passionate about community-led development, social innovation, and Indigenous rights-based approaches to development. When she is not at the APC office, she can be found beach combing or exploring forests throughout Nova Scotia.