Sharilyn Johnston

Environment Coordinator at Aamjiwnaang First Nation

Sharilyn Johnston is the Environment Coordinator for Aamjiwnaang First Nation. She has worked in this capacity for the last 11 years serving the Aamjiwnaang community and working directly with Chief and Council. Sharilyn is a member of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. She previously worked with the Ministry of the Environment in Technical Support, Abatement and Enforcement. Sharilyn believes consultation and community engagement can be positive for Indigenous communities as they move towards reconciliation.  The Aamjiwnaang First Nation has over 52 large Industrial Neighbours that impact their day to day lives and their surrounding environment. This has not stopped them from asserting their rights and ensuring Environment is at the top of the community priorities. The community Engages with Governments, Industry and all project proponents to ensure the community is benefitting from these activities by building relationships.