Aleria McKay is a passionate, determined, and brave young Indigenous woman, who strives to work hard in all areas of her life. She graduated high school from Brantford Collegiate Institute as an Ontario Scholar in 2017 and began her post-secondary studies in 2018 at York University. Aleria is currently majoring in Theatre Studies, with a minor in Indigenous Studies, and is a member of her university’s international honour society. Aleria is a mix of Indigenous cultures and identities, as she is Haudenosaunee and Teme-Augama Anishnabai on her mother’s side, and Dene Tha, Cree, and Metis on her father’s side. She is extremely devoted to both her cultures and her people and works to be involved in her community in any way she can.