Rain Daniels is Anishinaabekwe, a member of the Saugeen Nation in Ontario, and was born in QayQayt territory. She lives on unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territory.
Supporting principled engagement with Indigenous people is the focus of Rain’s work. By engaging non-Indigenous people in a critical exploration of the social and systemic forces informing relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, participants make deeper connections of their role in system change and just relations.
Rain’s work history includes 15 years in service provision, followed by 20 years of contract work in community development and social justice work for Indigenous people, with various organizations. Her most recent highlights include working for the Provincial Health Services Authority's Indigenous Cultural Safety Program for seven years as a lead facilitator, trainer and mentor, and facilitating in SFU’s Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate since 2012. With a master's degree in adult education and decades of facilitation experience, Rain brings multiple skills, experience and analysis to this crucial dialogue.