Sylvia McAdam was born and raised on the Big River Reserve in Treaty Six Territory. She holds degrees in law and human justice and teaches at the First Nations University.
Sylvia McAdam is the author of the book Cultural Teachings: First Nations Protocols & Methodologies, a guide to appropriate traditional etiquette for individuals attending ceremonial activities of indigenous peoples in Saskatchewan.
Sylvia McAdam is one of four founders of the Idle No More movement which has gained world-wide recognition as a positive and “peaceful revolution to honour Indigenous sovereignty, and to protect the land and water.”
Most recently, Sylvia McAdam participated in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Click here for a radio interview and below for a public forum held during the event.